Doing Business in the United Kingdom

EENI- School of International Business

Subject - Doing Business in the United Kingdom (Great Britain) - London. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the United Kingdom (the European Union)
  2. The British Economy
  3. The economic impact of the BREXIT
  4. The strategic importance of the Commonwealth
  5. The relations with the United States
  6. The British Manufacturing Industry
  7. The British Service Sector
  8. The British Foreign Trade
  9. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the United Kingdom. The British investments abroad
  10. Doing Business in London
  11. Case Study:
    1. Doing Business in Yorkshire and Humber
    2. Mohamed Ibrahim
  12. Access to the British Market
  13. Business Plan for the United Kingdom

The objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the United Kingdom” are the following:

  1. To analyse the strengths of the British Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To understand the causes of the BREXIT and its economic implications
  3. To evaluate the business opportunities in the British Market
  4. To analyse the trade relations of the United Kingdom with the country of the student
  5. To know the Free trade agreements (FTA) of the United Kingdom as a member of the European Union (Until the BREXIT)
  6. To understand the political and economic importance of the Commonwealth
  7. To develop a business plan for the British Market

BREXIT (UK's departure from the EU)

The subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the United Kingdom” is studied...
  1. Doctorate (e-learning): Europe
  2. Professional Masters: Europe, International Business (EaD)

Recommendations for the UK Students

Course learning materials in English + Spanish Reino Unido French Royaume-Uni Portuguese United Kingdom

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in the United Kingdom”: 3 ECTS
  2. Duration: three weeks

Description of the Subject: International Trade and Business in the United Kingdom:

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)

  1. The United Kingdom of Great Britain is constituted by Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland, and is one of the member states of the European Union (EU) until the BREXIT occurs
  2. Capital: London
  3. Area: 243,610 square kilometres
  4. The British Population: 64 millions of people
  5. The main religion: The Anglican Church. Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury)
    1. Quakerism was founded by George Fox in the United Kingdom. The Quaker William Wilberforce was one of the most important figures in the abolition of the slavery (1807)
    2. Methodism was created by the British John Wesley
  6. The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy being a representative democracy, where Queen Elizabeth II is recognised as the Head of the State
  7. The United Kingdom is a unitary state comprised of four constituent nations: Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland
  8. The United Kingdom belongs to the Western Christian Civilisation (European Economic Area)
  9. Abolition of the slavery in the United Kingdom: 1807

Dependencies of the British Crown: Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey

The British Overseas Territories: Akrotiri, Anguilla, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Cayman Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Falkland Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Santa Elena, Ascension and Tristan de Acuña, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory.

The UK Economy

  1. The United Kingdom of Great Britain is a commercial powerhouse and a global financial centre
  2. The UK is one of the most developed countries in the world
  3. The United Kingdom represents the fifth world economy and the second largest in Europe (after Germany and followed by France)
  4. The British GDP (nominal): 2,231 mil millions of dollars
  5. GDP by sector:
    1. Agriculture (0.9%)
    2. Industry (22.8%)
    3. Services (76.2%)
  6. The UK GDP per capita: 36,600 dollars
  7. Its capital, London (along with New York) is one of the two largest financial centres in the world
  8. Currency: Pound Sterling
  9. The UK economy is one of the most important in the European Union (EU), increasingly based on the services sector, although it maintains a significant presence in the high-technology sector
  10. The United Kingdom of Great Britain is ranked 13th in the competitiveness ranking of the World Economic Forum
  11. Many leading companies and business people from around the world are based in London:
    1. The Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev is the owner of four UK newspapers
    2. The Sudanese businessman Mohamed Ibrahim
    3. Strive Masiyiwa, a Zimbabwean businessman
    4. The Chaldean Christian businessman of Iraqi origin Nadhmi Shakir Auchi
    5. The Saudi businessman Sheik Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
    6. The head office of Hinduja, an Indian business group
  12. Decentralised EU Agencies in the UK (They should leave the UK after BREXIT): the European Banking Authority (EBA): London

The British Foreign Trade

  1. Top export markets of the United Kingdom of Great Britain: The United States, Germany, France, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy...
  2. Main British Exports: manufactured products, fuels, chemical products, tobacco, beverages, foods
  3. Top Trading Partners of the United Kingdom of Great Britain: Germany, the United States, the Republic Popular of the China, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Norway, Italy...
  4. Main British Imports: manufactured products, fuels, machines, foods
  5. The United Kingdom is the main destination of Foreign direct investment in Europe
  6. While the United Kingdom is a member of the European Union, it is a beneficiary of the Free trade agreements of the EU with South Korea, Chile, India, Mexico, the MERCOSUR and so on

International economic relations of the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a member of

  1. European Union (until the BREXIT)
  2. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  3. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (The United Kingdom is a non-borrower member of the IDB)
  4. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  5. United Nations
  6. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  7. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  8. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  9. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  10. Commonwealth
  11. World Bank
  12. Group of States of the Council of Europe Convention against the corruption (GRECO)
  13. Regional Cooperation Council
  14. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  15. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  16. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  17. ...

Also, the United Kingdom is an observer member in:

  1. Association of the Caribbean States (AEC)
  2. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  3. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

European Union-Canada Economic Agreement

Examples of the subject - Foreign Trade and Business in the United Kingdom:

Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury

Mohamed Ibrahim

Nadhmi Shakir

European Union-Chile Free Trade Agreement

William Wilberforce

Srichand Hinduja



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