EU and International Trade

EUTrade1There will always be International Trade deals to be negotiated and Regulations to follow either way.  This should be a debate about the economic and political trade-offs involved in or outside the EU

In a grand gesture to avoid a partisan debate the East London Club will host 25 April  event, we will focus on how EUTrade affects Small and Medium sized Business.

This seminar provides an excellent overview of key international business considerations. This will help you prepare for entry into new markets.

Help at Hand
Attend this FREE event to participate in the #EUTrade debate and find out the benefits gained by Poland’s EU Membership and why Poland would still be a good market in/out of  the EU.  Register here.

Factors  affecting Small and Medium sized Business  can be grouped according to category (PESTLE)

International TradePolitics
EU Governance
UK Sovereignty
Access to EU Market

GATT and Free Trade Agreements
EU Central Bank policy and Eurozone
UK Financial sector safeguards and FDI
UK contribution to EU Budget and Returns

Social                                                                                                     Legal
EU Refugee Crises                                                                                EU Parliament
Migration under EU treaties                                                              European Court of Justice

Technology                                                                                          Environment
Privacy & Fraud                                                                                    Green Agenda
ePayments and eCommerce                                                               Biotechnology
Skills Transfer and Collaboration
Digital Economy in Europe across Border                                  

Why Poland?

Poland is the leader among Central European (CE) countries in terms of the level of optimism. Stable and dynamic economic growth,sensible business decisions and wise management of public finance became strongly associated with the country not only in political context but also in business.

While the average rate of GDP growth in the EU was only 1.5% in 2011, Polish economy grew by 4.3%. According to EUROSTAT estimates, GDP growth in Poland will slow down to 2.4% in 2012 and 1.8% in 2013. Both of these figures are still much above the growth forecasts for the EU as a whole, which in 2012 is not expected to grow at all and in 2013 by only 0.4%.

The central location of Poland and its importance as a gateway to the European Union is a major incentive in attracting foreign companies which aim at slashing time of order realisation for customers in the markets East of the centre of Europe.

Britain’s prospects:
The PWC firm forecast that if Britain voted to stay in the EU, the average annual GDP growth between 2016 and 2020 would be 2.3%.   This compares with 1.5% economic expansion under a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and 0.9% if the UK struck a deal as a WTO member, PwC said.
PWC Economic Report here.