As always, the United Kingdom is our largest trading partner after Belgium and Germany. For example, the import value of goods from the United Kingdom in 2018 was € 26.3 billion, while the export value of goods was even € 39.6 billion. There are, however, a number of major changes ahead, which will have an impact on trade opportunities and the way in which they will have to be dealt with.
However, from 1 November 2019 the United Kingdom (consisting of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) will no longer be part of the European Union. In the run-up to that date, it seems more and more that a hard Brexit, also known as a no-deal Brexit, will take place. This has far-reaching consequences, such as customs controls, regulations for the import and export of products and quality requirements. Everything depends on trade agreements to be negotiated.
With a population of nearly 65 million people, the United Kingdom is not only one of the largest countries in terms of population, but also one of the largest economic powers in Europe. For the Netherlands, the UK is the third exporting country with an export value of € 39.6 billion in 2018. The overview below provides an overview of the top 25 product divisions in recent years in millions of euros (Source: CBS). Over the centuries, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have established a very good trade relationship that offers an abundance of opportunities. Perhaps also for you.
Useful addresses for UK
To successfully market your product in the UK it can be very useful to build a network. For one that goes without saying, but for another it can be useful to get a helping hand. Organizations such as embassies and international Chambers of Commerce can offer support in this. They can also inform you about any laws and regulations that may apply to you.
Ambassador: drs. Simon J. H. Smits
Address: 38 Hyde Park Gate
Postal code: Londen SW7 5DP
Phone: +44 207 590 3200 (24/7 available)
Fax: +44 207 225 0947
Opening hours: Monday till Friday: 9am – 5pm.
Address : Benoordenhoutseweg 21-23
Postal code : 2596 BA Den Haag
Phone : +31-(0)70-2055656
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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