Belgium is a member of the European Union (EU). The EU adopts a single market where businesses can trade and move freely within the EU member countries. 19 of the EU countries use the euro as their national currency.
The country information in brief.
|Date joined the EU||1 January 1958|
|Date joined the Eurozone||1 January 1999|
|Languages||Dutch, French and German|
|Belgium businesses wanting to expand into the UK market||To contact the Department for International Trade Belgium.|
|Help and support for British nationals in Belgium||To contact British Embassy Brussels|
Doing business with the UK
The UK government encourage UK businesses to trade internationally and also welcome foreign businesses into the UK.
UK businesses expanding into overseas markets
If you are a UK business and would like to expand your business overseas, you may contact the Department for International Trade regional offices in the UK. They provide support and help to businesses.
Overseas businesses expanding into the UK market
If you would like to expand your business in the UK, you may contact the British Department for International Trade in your home country. Click here for the Department for International Trade offices worldwide.
Generally, an overseas company wants to set up a place of business in the UK must register with Companies House. You must register your overseas company within one month of opening for business in the UK.
Our accountants can help you to register your overseas company.
Get information about a UK company
Companies House maintain a public register of businesses registered with them. The information you can get include the following:
- Signed and approved Company accounts
- confirmation statement
- The company date of incorporation
- Company names including company name change history, if applicable.
- Current and past company registered office addresses.
- Company registration numbers.
- Current and past company directors and secretary’s details
- The company’s current trading status – active or dissolved
- insolvency information, if applicable.