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USA

USA Trade map

The USA is Britain’s largest single export market, taking $57b of UK goods in 2007. The UK is the sixth biggest exporter to the US, after Canada, Mexico, Japan, China and Germany. The USA is also the leading overseas destination for British investment.

What are the opportunities?
The sheer size of the United States means it should be treated as a series of regional markets with varying characteristics. The US economy is integrated and largely self-contained, with every major industry represented. US manufacturers often source components overseas and UK goods have traditionally enjoyed a good reputation for quality in the USA. 

The information provided above is merely an overview; should you require further details you can obtain comprehensive international trade assistance from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).   To find out more information about this country, visit the UKTI United States web page.

If you're interested in attending an event relating to this country or the possibility of joining a trade mission, please visit the UKTI East Midlands website. If you would like to speak to a UKTI International Trade expert about doing business with this country, please call the UKTI East Midlands office on 01332 826394.

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