If you ask companies that export whether they regret it, you will rarely hear any negativity. There is a very good reason for that; exporting helps the bottom line as well as the top line, often more easily than with home sales. This would be obvious if you had a very limited market opportunity because of highly specialised products or services, but it also applies to far more competitive market places. British products have a justifiable reputation for quality, design and innovation and can hold their place across the world.
The secret to safe and smooth International Exporting
Brexit might be stirring concerns for EU exporters, but interestingly, this ripple effect isn’t drifting out to International waters. Despite the current commotion in the Commons, overseas trade is still thriving – with ships sailing between the UK and other continents undisturbed. The International export market is undoubtedly aware of Brexit, but remains as strong as ever – with huge eastern nations like China refusing to turn their back on Britain despite the political and economic uncertainty here at home.
At the time of writing this piece, I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen with Brexit and nor, I suspect, does anyone else, including the Government. So, I can understand if you are mystified by my headline!
What makes this a great time to start exporting?
“The ongoing, obsessive, Brexit confusion has so dominated the agenda of public discourse that it has absorbed the oxygen of opportunity. Whilst Brexit is perhaps the most important constitutional change in a generation,
The Government recently launched an Export strategy, building on their industrial strategy, that targets increasing UK exports to 35% of GDP from the current 29%.
Is that ambitious?
“It would be disappointing, except that I hope it is only a first step. We are terrible compared to our near neighbours – Germany at 47%, Netherlands and Belgium over 80% and Spain, France, Italy more than us. Should you be exporting just to help the country achieve its potential?