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Doing Business in the UK

The United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland comprises England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain) and Northern Ireland. 

The following information will assist you when visiting or doing business in the UK.

The United Kingdom:

  • Estimated 2015 GDP of $2.9 trillion
  • Fifth-largest economy in the world
  • Second-largest economy in the European Union
  • A major international trading power
  • Although geographically relatively small (about the size of Oregon), the UK has a population of more than 64 million people.

Country Commercial Guide - Doing Business in the UK

The Country Commercial Guide is an excellent starting point to find everything you need to know about doing business in the UK, detailing 8 important factors to help you decide if this market is right for your product or service:

1. Market Overview, Challenges, Opportunities & Entry Strategies

2. Political Environment

3. Selling U.S. Products and Services

4. Leading Sectors for U.S. Exports and Investment

5. Trade Regulations, Customs and Standards

6. Investment Climate Statement

7. Trade and Project Financing

8. Business Travel

Country Commercial Guide UK
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Brexit

In June 2016, the UK voted in a referendum to withdraw its membership from the EU. However, the UK will remain a full EU member with access to the EU common market until it invokes Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union which provides for a two-year exit process before formally leaving the EU.

Traveling to the UK: Registered Traveller Service

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