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Trading with the UAE? Here is useful Tips & Information

Overview of the UAE The UAE (United Arab Emirates) economy is currently experiencing limited growth due to the OPEC-mandated oil production cuts. However with Dubai hosting the World Expo in 2020 and oil prices projected to raise growth is expected to pick up in the medium term (source:  worldbank.org). The UAE is an open economy […]

**Importing Tips** – How to protect Your Supplier Data

Your company has invested a lot of resources into developing foreign suppliers for its products in countries such as China so that it can gain a competitive sales advantage over its rivals. If you’ve ever imported anything, you will most likely have heard of a document called the “Bill of Lading”. The “Bill of Lading” […]

How China’s future economic woes could impact your business

  I have broken this post into two parts. This first post is an overview of what has been happening to the Chinese economy since 2008 and what is likely to happen. The second post will look at the likely implications for businesses over the next five years.       Since 2008, there has […]

7 Tips – Chinese New Year Holiday – How to Reduce Costs and Avoid Stock Outs

              It is January and you have just returned to work after holidays when suddenly you realize that that the Chinese New Year holidays are coming. This often comes to light when suddenly Freight Companies cannot book space on ships departing China or the Seller in China avoids accepting […]

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Why the US-EU Free Trade Agreement Will Be a Game Changer

  The high level team dealing with a potential US-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has cleared the way for formal negotiations to begin. Indeed the European Union’s incoming trade chief is vowing to pursue an ambitious free trade agreement with the United States. The shared ambition would be to progressively move to a more integrated […]

Asia Shipping News – Prices to remain volatile after Alliance is blocked

Today the Chinese Ministry of Commerce has officially blocked the plans of an alliance between some of the major shipping lines.  citing the potentially negative impact such a partnership would have on other carriers The Shipping lines Maersk, MSC & CMA had been planning an Alliance to begin in the later part of 2014. The […]

7 Tips to Successfully Grow Your Export Sales

Goodada has been designed as a platform to allow you to promote your products to international markets. People often ask  for tips on how to grow their export sales. So I have listed 7 tips that will help bring success to your international sales strategy. Tip 1 – Select a limited number of Products to […]

7 Reasons to Ask – Is Asia still Good Value?

By Aidan Conaty Date 14th April 2014     As founder and CEO of Goodada, I have the privilege of traveling to many countries in the world to meet with Goodada’s Clients and Partners. The main purpose of these meetings is to discuss how to promote that country, its products and services through Goodada’s international […]

6 Tips on how to reduce your costs in China

January 2014 by Aidan Conaty   People often ask me “Is there a good time to buy my products from China?” Actually the question that they should be asking me is “When is the bad time to purchase products from China?” The Chinese New Year holidays often plays havoc with a companies supply chain and […]

South East Asia Country by County Updates Facts and Figures

South East Asia Country Review With Thailand having recently introduced a minimum wage and Goodada soon to offer inspection services from these countries. I thought that it was time to take a look into the average wages for each of the countries in South East Asia and also give a little update on the situation […]