The export of Slovenian companies currently represents 2 percent of the total imports on UK's market. The head of the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, Barbara Uranjek, says UK's market is especially interesting for those companies which want to break into global market: "The UK government has many programs connected to that and can offer its services to companies entering the British market, through which they can then have access to other global markets."
The UK is the 7th exporting location for the Northern Primorska region. In 2017 the region recorded a 30 percent increase in exports compared to the year before. Five years ago, with the help of a French company, Primož Lavrenčič from Podnanos started exporting wine: "After five years of work we secured another channel, a traditional English distributing house, which is slowly introducing other novelties. I think we have a chance to even increase our exports after Brexit."
According to the British Ambassador to Slovenia, Sophie Honey, official talks on new commercial relations with Slovenia have not yet started: "Our goal is to create new commercial relations, which would remain very open in order to ensure the free movement of goods. We want to establish good foundations for Slovenia's companies, for them to continue exporting to our country. We therefore encourage entrepreneurs, who have an interest to cooperate with the UK, to keep faith and continue searching for a way, also through our embassy or the chamber of commerce."
Because of Brexit, some British companies are already searching for other investment locations. One of the locations of interest is also Slovenia.