Today’s market is irrevocably global. So, if you are not already exporting, maybe you should? Could Europe be a good market for you? It’s surprisingly easy to test if what you have to offer would be suitable for the European Union. Watch this short video outlining the information you can access on the EU Export Helpdesk:
The video speaks for itself. You can swiftly find all the information you need and even have a look at EU trade flows inside and outside Europe.
Another important aspect is that it let’s you know what trade preferential agreements are in place and what impact they will have on you and your company.
Exporting to the EU enables you to reach 28 countries with a combined population of over 500 million. Or you can target member states individually. You may for instance have a product that’s suitable for Germany with a population of 82 million or Denmark with 5.5 million citizens. You will also find information on the marketing standards that apply to the European Union. Do your products comply with the rules that apply for,say, organic farming? The Export Helpdesk will enable you to find an abundance of information by simply clicking on issues of relevance to what you would like to export.
Needless to say, this fact-finding mission is just the first step in exporting to the European Union. You need to do much more, not least finding companies that want to do business with you or setting up a company in a member state.
Do you export your products and/or services? Would you like to? If so, what countries would you target? Any interest in Europe? The United States? China? Saudi Arabia? Or where in the world would you like your exports to go? Did you find the EU Export Helpdesk useful? Should such tools be more widely used all over the world to facilitate global trade?
Video: European Commission – You Tube