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If you are a business who is trying to access a service provider in another EU member state you are welcome to look through our site for information. However we would recommend that you visit the UK Welcomes website by following the link below. You will need to be aware that Business to Business contracts sometimes are not covered under consumer laws. The UK Welcomes website will be able to provide further information for you.
Businesses providing services in the UK are being encouraged to expand their customer base across the European Union, as a result of the EU Services Directive that came into force in December 2009.
The Services Directive is a major initiative that removes legal and administrative barriers to the selling of services between EEA countries (European Union member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). It requires every European country to have a website providing a single point of contact for businesses wanting to trade and set up in that country.
If you are interested in expanding your business into Europe go to the UK Welcomes Business website which will give you practical advice on the legal and administrative considerations of doing business in another country. There are individual guides for each country within the EEA and links to their websites.
The UK Welcomes Business Website, provided by Business Link is part of the EUGO Network.
Details of the Single Point of contact in each of the Member States can be found on the European Commission Single Point of Contact Page.
There are guides on how the EU Services Directive effects businesses available on the Department of Business, Innovations and Skills(BIS) website. The links to these guides are below: