Belgium

In 2017, Scotland sold just under £1 billion worth of exports to Belgium. This is 3.1% of Scotland’s total international exports. Between 2013 and 2017, Scottish exports to Belgium increased by an average of 4.6% each year.

An image of Belgium outlined on a map

The benefits of selling to Belgium

The World Bank rates Belgium as the 45th easiest country in the world to do business with.

Belgium’s a good place to export to because it has:

  • excellent transport networks
  • a strategic location in Europe

It's also a good place for Scottish businesses to export to because:

  • UK brands are trusted there
  • English is widely spoken in business there
  • it has good transport links

What we could sell more of

A Trading Nation uses evidence to work out what Scotland could sell more of.

In Belgium, the key sectors where Scotland could sell more are:

An infographic of top opportunities in Belgium

Help with exporting in Belgium

Scottish Development International offices

Scottish Development International have an office in Brussels. They have one member of staff focussed on industries that produce consumer goods.

GlobalScot

The GlobalScot network has 3 experts in Belgium covering:

  • life sciences
  • financial services

We’re going to expand the GlobalScot network in Belgium.

Department for International Trade

You can contact the Department for International Trade team in Belgium to find opportunities for doing business there.

Chamber of Commerce

The British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium can offer members:

  • advice
  • introductions

They have an office in Brussels.

You can find more help with exporting.

You can also find more information on exporting to Belgium in A Trading Nation.