Export to Europe

Question posted by Dean Legg

Hello my company Pure Chimp is looking to get distributors to sell our products in Europe.

Anybody know the best way to get hold of distributors abroad?

Looking to hit Sweden first.

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dear Dean

both Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and UKTI can help you source distributors for your products.
EEN has a specific service where you can search for European partners and /or have your own partner search profile which can be seen by businesses across your targeted countries. This is a free service to small businesses funded by the EU.
See http://www.enterpriseeuropeeast.org.uk/eox/services/partner.asp?ContentID=013&BackTo=0&savemsg=&CustomMessage=

UKTI has a Business Opportunities website where you can get alerts posted by UK embassy posts across the world (see http://www.businessopportunities.ukti.gov.uk/home.html?guid=007F2BA1708171ABA340CE2739F4D310) and runs advisory services for exporters.
As you are based in our region in the East of England, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 08456419955 (option 2). Our office hosts both EEN and UKTI services!
I hope this is useful
Mathilde

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Okay thanks for the response Mathilde. EEN sounds perfect.

Dean

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no worries, do give us a call when you have a moment.
kind regards
Mathilde

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Alan Goodliffe, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment Sweden in Sweden.

Dear Dean,

Thank you for your question. Mathilde from EEN is right to point out UKTI's business opportunities service, from which you can receive sector alerts from UKTI offices throughout the world.

Sweden is often a good place to start for first-time exporters, given its relative proximity to the UK and that English is spoken to a high level here, which eases the initial contact. However, as you rightly suggest, having a good distributor in the market is crucial.

I suggest that we have a chat to discuss how to proceed. I will call the number on your website after the bank holiday weekend.

In the meantime, you may also wish to considering attending or exhibiting at the Natural Products Scandinavia show, which is due to be held on 26-27 October in Malmö in the south of Sweden. You can find more details about the show here: www.naturalproductsscandinavia.com.

Regards,
Alan Goodliffe
UKTI Sweden

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