Established export markets are on your doorstep. The European Union provides unrestricted access to over 500 million consumers. Trade links with North America stay strong, with the US continuing to be our number one export partner. Moreover, entering new high-growth markets has never been easier and these economies open up a wealth of opportunities for UK businesses.
Contrary to mainstream perception, regardless of having previous export experience, more and more small and medium-sized enterprises embrace the availability of international markets – 40% of businesses with fewer than 10 employees already reap the benefits of trading in at least one high-growth economy. Overall, the percentage of UK firms operating overseas recently rose to 31%.
To assist with the first step, a range of support services exists to advise current and future UK exporters. This guide, produced in collaboration with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) department, will answer your most immediate questions and help you make the right decision for your business.
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