Guide

Trading in the European Union

Introduction

The 28 countries of the European Union (EU) make up a huge market of potential customers and suppliers for your business.

This market can be easier to access than other overseas markets as many of the trading practices, regulations and standards apply throughout the EU. Key tasks - such as accounting for VAT - have also been simplified to facilitate trade within the EU. If you conform with UK requirements, you will generally meet requirements throughout the EU.