Doing business in Bulgaria

With a population of 7.3 million, Bulgaria presents opportunities for both large UK companies experienced in exporting and new-to-export SMEs.

Bulgaria is the newest member of the European Union and has an economy with real growth potential. Major UK investors in Bulgaria include AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline; Melrose Resources; ESAB; Tishman Management, Shell, AECOM, Mott MacDonald, British Nuclear Fuels, Coats and Vector Management.

What are the opportunities?

Bulgaria has received EU funding of over EUR 12 billion for the period 2007-2013 and is investing in infrastructure, transport, ICT, renewable energies, training & development and water and waste management. In addition, further opportunities in these sectors will emerge from the upcoming introduction of public private partnerships.

Guide to doing business in Bulgaria

UKTI has produced a guide aimed at companies experienced in overseas trade who are new to doing business with Bulgaria. This guide aims to provide a route map of the way ahead, together with signposts to sources of help.

  • Introduction

  • Preparing to export

  • How to do business

  • Business etiquette, language and culture

  • What are the challenges?

  • How to invest in Bulgaria

  • Contacts

  • Resources / Useful links

Download the Bulgaria doing business guide

Sector briefing

For information on your sector in Bulgaria including opportunities, events and key contacts, please check out the latest sector briefings.

See all sector reports for Bulgaria

Countries: Bulgaria
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