International Business Services
The Malta Chamber Internationalisation Desk
We can help you Internationalise
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Internationalisation Committee Business Plan
A three-year Business Plan (2009-2011) was prepared, discussed and approved by the Board of Management in April 2009. This ambitious business plan is based on three strands:
- building of library of information on internationalization
- profiling of Malta Chamber members.
- Co-Operation (with Malta Enterprise, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Embassies, Consuls to organize information sessions, trade delegations, missions). This co-operation is intended to lead to the organisation/participation in
- Malta Chamber Outgoing Trade Missions
- Ministerial delegations abroad
- Incoming Trade Missions
- Service Projects/hands-on assistance
Collaboration with stakeholders
In line with its' strategic intent, the Malta Chamber actively supports other organisations in the field of internationalization support. Malta Enterprise and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are particularly important partners in this regard. For instance, the Desk supported Malta Enterprise on the formulation on the plan for outgoing missions for the next two years, and made it a point to promote and provide logistic support for every trade mission hosted by Malta Enterprise. The Malta Chamber was represented at each of these outbound missions.
A "library" of information is being built at the Malta Chamber which is updated on a regular basis. The library includes:
(a) Information about countries/regions
(b) Checklists of best practice templates/manuals/agreements
(c) Other information (eg specialised trade fairs, international business associations)
The Desk has also embarked on informing members on a quarterly basis about International Trade Fairs taking place over the coming quarter and corresponding period the year after.
The Malta Chamber has, over the past year, embarked on a profiling exercise of its members to build an internal database on their current and planned internationalisation efforts. To this end, personal interviews are conducted by Malta Chamber staff to ensure reliable information. This shed invaluable light on international prospects of the local business community both in terms of business activity and geographic location.
The Internationalisation Desk established itself as a natural point-of-reference of government and the EU when there was a need to consult with Maltese businesses on international trade issues and related matters. As consultation becomes an increasingly integral part of policy making on a national as well as at an EU-level, this role also takes on an added importance for the Chamber, as the main business organisation in Malta.
Sponsoring Partners of the Internationalisation Desk
Benefits for Members through Partnership with Creditinfo
The Internationalisation Desk, through the Malta Business Bureau, this year secured a partnership agreement with Creditinfo. The Agreement involves substantial discounts and free D&B (formerly Dun & Bradstreet) RiskLine Reports on 40 countries. The RiskLine reports are available for the 27 EU member states, the group of BRIC countries, EU candidate countries, EEA member states, and Mediterranean countries such as Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Israel. These reports give basic facts and figures about the country, accepted terms of trade, export credit agencies, currency information and main risk factors.
The agreement also covers a free subscription to the D&B International Risk and Payment Review. These consist of monthly updated reports on political, commercial and economic information covering 130 countries in a single monthly report. In addition, members shall be eligible to a discount on D&B Country Reports, typically consisting of in-depth political, economic, and commercial data/analysis and a detailed forecast of the country's prospects. Members are also eligible for a discount on company-specific Reports.
D&B Report Sample
Regus to sponsor the Malta Chamber's Internationalisation Desk
The Malta Chamber secured a second support agreement with Regus Malta. This agreement was entered into in recognition of the fact that Regus, the world's leading provider of innovative workspace solutions, was a relevant partner for the Internationalisation Desk. Regus can be of assistance to companies setting up in Malta, and through its' international network of 1,000 locations, it can also offer help to Maltese companies wishing to establish a foothold in foreign markets, both temporarily and permanently. The Malta Chamber was eager to partner with Regus, especially with regards to seminars oriented towards internationalisation, where it is felt that a collaboration between a Desk seeking to help member companies internationalise on one hand, and a provider of office solutions in 76 countries on the other, is a potential win-win scenario from which the Malta Chamber's members stand to gain.