Month: <span>April 2017</span>

Ever since the 51.9% voted for the UK to leave the EU back in June last year, there’s been a lot of conjecture on what the split will mean for trade – many of those who voted leave are sure the nation is in a stronger position now it can arrange its own trade deals with countries outside of the EU, such as India, New Zealand and Australia.

On the other hand,  those in the remain camp find it difficult to see the logic in sorting expensive trade deals with countries halfway around the world when there’s so many willing customers right on our doorstep.

And while there are reasonable arguments from both camps, it’s worth looking at who are currently the UK’s main trading partners…

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It seems Bulgaria is a good place to do business – A T Kearny, the global management consultant firm, ranks ninth in the world and number one in Europe as an outsourcing destination, the World Bank put it a 38 for ease of doing business, while Bloomberg places it as the sixth best country for doing business.

If your looking to extend your operation across Europe, Bulgaria could be the ideal destination, so here’s all you need to know about exporting to Bulgaria.

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Brazil is the biggest economy in Latin America, with larger states such as São Paulo having a bigger economy than neighboring nationArgentina. Brazil is also the world’s seventh biggest economy with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of USD 2.3 trillion.

The UK and Brazil have a burgeoning trading relationship in place – UK goods exports to Brazil more than doubled in the decade between 2002 and 2012, and services exports increased by 59% in the five years between 2009 and 2014. And even though overall imports to Brazil dropped by 14.3% in 2015, the number of UK goods exported to the country only fell by 5%.

If you’re thinking of exporting to Brazil, the top UK exports include:

  • Chemical products (mainly fungicides)
  • Electrical appliances
  • Machinery
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Vehicles

If Brazil looks like a good opportunity for your business, here’s all you need to know about exporting there…

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Napoleon Bonaparte once famously described the UK as a ‘nation of shopkeepers’, and, while that description might not quite hold up some 200 years later, it’s certainly true that the UK is a nation of small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

And the success of each SME is essential to the prosperity of the UK economy, including yours.

It’s not an overall success story though, and the UK may actually have too many small businesses, here’s why…

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