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Business and Trade

Business Services

The Overseas Business Services (OBS) was established in 1997 as part of the Icelandic Foreign Service. Its main task is to coordinate the work of trade counsellors in Icelandic Embassies around the world. It aims to meet demands of Icelandic firms concerning business opportunities abroad.

Supporting the foreign expansion of Icelandic companies

The OBS works with Icelandic business organizations, including the Promote Iceland. The OBS works at strengthening the competitive position of Icelandic companies on international markets by providing specialised commercial services in Icelandic embassies.

OBS advisers can open doors for companies in the relevant regions, inter alia by assisting them to overcome difficult culture and language problems in different markets.

Specialized trade counsellors are posted in nine embassies abroad, i.e. in the USA, Great Britain, France, China, Japan, India, Russia, Germany and Denmark. 


  • Tariffs and dues
  • Rules of origin
  • Establishing a business in Denmark
  • Contact and communication with Danish authorities
  • Information about technical trade barriers
  • Market information from public sources


  • Partner search
  • PR and events
  • Establishing a business in Denmark
  • Investments in Denmark
  • Trade delegations
  • Special services
  • Listing of companies and business contacts
  • Follow-up
  • Business-watch

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