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Doing Business in the UK

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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 2012 GDP of $2.4 trillion
  • Six-largest economy in the world
  • Third-largest economy in the European Union
  • A major international trading power

UK Country Commercial Guide

The UK Country Commercial Guide (CCG) is a comprehensive annual review of the United Kingdom's commercial, economic, political and investment environment. It includes information to assist those doing business in the UK.

UK Public Holidays

Most offices in the United Kingdom are closed on Saturday, Sunday and British Public (Bank) Holidays. Here you will find a list of all the UK Public Holidays for the remainder of 2012 and for 2013.

The European Market

The European Union is our largest trading partner and as such the European Market provides a wealth of opportunities for U.S. companies. Furthermore, since the UK is a Member of the European Union (EU), it is important to be aware of and comply with EU technical and regulatory requirements.