SME’s Exporting to the USA

In 2016, the market for small UK firms exporting to America was valued at around £30bn. Small and medium UK firms have traditionally done well exporting to the USA, for example a significantly higher proportion of companies exporting to the US than other EU countries – UK is at 43%, followed by Italy at 33% and the Netherlands at 31% (ref. The Guardian, Nov 2016). The changing political landscape, trade agreements, litigation and the competitive nature of the US market do present challenges and yet the rewards to a small business can be significant.

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