Month: <span>April 2017</span>

Located at the heart of the Balkan peninsula in south east Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a middle income country with a small population of just under 4 million. The country split from Yugoslavia in 1992, but the war in the region didn’t end until three years later with the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement.

2015 saw UK exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina reach the £59 million mark, up almost two-thirds (63%) on 2014, and the top UK exports are:

  • Industrial lubrication, motor oil and mineral fuels,
  • Plastic products and components of plastic materials
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Machines and mechanical components for machinery
  • Electrical machinery and equipment

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s application to join the EU is still under review, even so, there are several benefits for UK businesses exporting there, including:

So if the Balkan nation looks like a good business opportunity, here’s everything you need to know about exporting to Bosnia and Herzegovina…

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Cloud computing is a technology that enables companies to manage data and files online, rather than on a computer’s hard drive, and has been a driving force behind the growth of flexible working across the UK.

And 2017 is expected to be the year when we reach the tipping point where flexible working becomes more common than working from an office, according to a report from Lancaster University’s Work Foundation.

So what is the future of flexible working? And how will cloud computing feature in this brave new world?

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Belgium is an affluent and multicultural nation with an open market that offers opportunities to businesses in most sectors. There are over 1,000 public and private international organisations with headquarters in Belgium, including some big-name UK businesses such as BP, BT and Shell.

Belgium is the UK’s eighth largest export market – worth £12.5 billion in 2014 – and the top exports to Belgium include:

  • chemical products
  • medical products
  • automotive equipment
  • diamonds

The Belgian economy is growing at a rate of about 1% each year, and the country’as top priority sectors for economic development include:

  • biotechnology
  • agri-food sector
  • environmental technology
  • pharmaceutical sector
  • information communications technology (ICT)
  • transport and logistics

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

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