International trade between India and the United Kingdom goes way back in history, and over the years, import and exports between the countries have grown steadily. The two countries are also discussing a UK-India Free Trade Agreement, which can further strengthen exports1. India is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of a range of essential goods including jewellery, electronics, textiles, and medicinal products.
Trends in exports from India to the UK
India is the 7th largest exporting partner to the UK2.
India’s exports to the UK in 2022–23 (April-February)3.
The UK e-commerce market’s projected reach in 20234.
Top reasons to export to the UK from India
Top export destination
The United Kingdom is one of India’s top export destinations with a growing demand for international products. Did you know that 74% of Amazon customers use Amazon to discover new products or brands?
Amazon’s tools for easy exports
Focus on your business and let Amazon help you with international shipping and logistics. With Amazon FBA, exporting from India to the UK is hassle-free.
Products sold per minute in Amazon European marketplaces in 202014
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How to export to the UK with Amazon Global Selling?
Starting an e-commerce exports business is easy and hassle-free with Amazon. Once you register to sell on Amazon UK, you also get access to other European marketplaces – Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Below are the steps you can follow to start exporting:
Decide what to sell
Choosing what products to export from India to the UK is a crucial step. It is important to understand product demand and plan your business goals. Amazon facilitates export of 30+ product categories including home textiles, garments, spices, jewellery, and leather goods that can be exported from India to the UK.
Once registered, you can list your products after selecting your cost and fee structure. To list, you need product SKU details (e.g., UPC, barcode, EAN) and product information (model number, features, expiry date, size, etc.).
Receive payments in your currency in a hassle-free way with Amazon Global Selling. You can use international solutions and tools like Amazon Advertising, A+ Content and Brand Registry to grow your business.
How much does it cost to sell in the UK?
Amazon Global Selling allows you to choose a suitable export cost plan from India to the UK, as per your business goals.
Get answers to the frequently asked questions about selling in the UK.
How can I start exporting to the UK?
An export business requires a simple but specific process at every step to ensure safe and hassle-free export of goods. Below is the process of exporting to the UK with Amazon:
1. Register your business with Amazon Global Selling. 2. List your products on Amazon UK. 3. When a customer places an order, ship your products.
Do I need to pay VAT to export to the UK?
From January 1, 2021, all goods exported to the United Kingdom are subject to VAT, regardless of the value of the commodities included in the shipment9.
What can I export to the UK from India?
Some of the products you can export from India to the UK are: • Fresh vegetables and other consumables like spices, tea, coffee • Home textile and décor • Leather products • Apparel and jewellery • Beauty and personal care
What are the top countries exporting to the UK?
Some of the top exporting countries of the UK are the US, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Ireland, India, France, China, Belgium, Italy and Spain10.