While the European Union and the Euro zone create many common features across much of Europe, cultural and market distinctions are still very common across the continent and need to be taken into consideration by proactive exporters. The varied policies to fight COVID-19 implemented by the different national governments within the European Union have produced different results. The International Monetary Fund projections suggest EU growth of 4.4% in 2021 after contracting 6.6% in 2020. While the exit deal that the United Kingdom negotiated with the EU means that there will not be any tariffs levied or restrictive quotas imposed, there will be a series of new customs and regulatory checks, including rules of origin and stringent local content requirements. Wisconsin firms will need to evaluate how that will affect their distribution strategies.
Wisconsin’s dairy industry expertise could help Dutch farmers lessen the impact of their government’s proposed nitrogen limits. Read More
Wisconsin companies may be able to help German companies find energy-saving solutions. Read More
Developing relationships and collaborations with opticians and suppliers could provide a variety of opportunities for Wisconsin companies to enter the UK’s eyewear supply chain. Read More
Wisconsin companies in the heating and air conditioning industry could see opportunities to provide equipment, technology, or advice to their counterparts in the UK. Read More
Agricultural worker shortages and the war in Ukraine have made it harder for the UK to produce and stock its own food, creating opportunities for more imports from the U.S., including Wisconsin. Read More