Overseas Business Risk Service
Overseas Business Risk is a service run jointly by UK Trade
& Investment (UKTI) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
OBR website offers country specific advice to British companies
to help them manage political and reputational risks when operating
The service was launched on 12 July 2011. The direction of the
service is steered by an Advisory Group made up of voices from
business and key government departments. The Advisory Group is
chaired by Michael Shipster, International Director of Rolls
Overseas Business Risk provides regularly-updated thematic
market profiles for 90 markets across the world and also provides
information on risks around cyber crime, corruption, bribery and
theft of intellectual property. It provides, in one place, links to
authoritative information from across Government.
The information comes from diplomatic missions all over the
world and also other parts of government including SOCA, the
Serious Organised Crime Agency.