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Are you Buying from China? Production Disrupted across China

The Chinese government has launched environmental inspections which have halted factory production across making key raw materials industries such as plastics, chemicals & steel. This has caused a knock on effect on other industries. The sweeping inspections were ordered in October 2016 in response to the to the smog crisis in north China, where the […]

**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 New 2016 Five year Plan may Affect Your Business

(This is the second part of my article on China’s Economic Woes)                   China’s current five year plan will end in 2015 and its new five year plan will commence in 2016. The current plan has been primarily focused on the following areas: Containing the massive debt […]

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Update – Movement of Hazardous Materials in Chinese Ports

Updated 31st August 2015 As a result of the recent explosion in Tianjin Port, the Chinese Government has placed restrictions on the movement of products from certain ports.   Labeling Effective from Aug 15th, Chinese  customs requests all import and export cargo must be labeled both in Chinese and English otherwise will be in customs […]

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 […]