Business Center of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

Helping your business grow internationally

SK businesses export billions of euros worth of goods and services every month. Tapping into this lucrative source of revenue can bring a range of benefits. Exporting can help extend market, increase turnover, improve business' reputation and avoid an over dependence on SK trade. However, exporting is not without its risks.

Language and cultural differences, political instability and currency and payment problems can pose a significant risk to first time or inexperienced exporters.

Government help for exporters

Business Center staff and economic diplomats at 72 Slovak diplomatic missions are experts in helping your business grow internationally, providing expert trade advice and practical support to Slovak-based companies wishing to grow their business abroad.

Through a range of unique services, including participation at selected trade fairs, outward missions and providing bespoke market intelligence, Business Center can help you crack foreign markets and get to grips quickly with foreign market regulations and business practice.

Getting started in international trade

Specifically, for companies that are just getting started in international trade, Business Center provides:

  • help with tackling cultural and language issues
  • advice on market research
  • ongoing business development support 

Further assistance

Once the initial groundwork has been done, Business Center can offer further assistance with:

  • opportunities to participate in sector-based trade seminars and missions
  • access to major buyers, governments and supply chains in foreign markets
  • advice on forming international joint ventures and partnerships
  • exploratory visits to new markets
  • information on new business opportunities.