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Selling into Singapore? Useful Tips and Information

Overview of Singapore Singapore is a stable economy in Asia and is constantly is a top tier of GDP economy (source Statistics Times), This offers fantastic opportunities for those companies selling into Singapore. Singapore has a stable government, strong rule of law and effective regulatory system. It is ranked by the World Bank as the second […]

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 […]

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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Why Source from Bulgaria for Upholstered and Flatpack Furniture

  With consumers now preferring low to mid-priced items from planted forests as opposed to high end products made from rare woods, there has become a massive demand for finding new producer countries for these products coupled with efficient supply chain solutions. So have you thought of Bulgaria? This article is a review of the […]

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 […]

Vietnam Furniture Products

Why You should Consider Switching Sourcing Indoor Furniture to Vietnam

  Vietnam has traditionally been a country that has produced outdoor Furniture; however it is rapidly moving to become a producer country of Indoor furniture.   This article is a review of the Furniture Industry in Vietnam and explains why you should consider Vietnam as a country to source Indoor Furniture Vietnam Furniture Industry Review […]

Why Businesses should have Export Markets for their products

Over the years, I have had the privilege of chatting with many business owners about how their business is going.  One of the most common comments that I receive is “the economy is very poor at the moment and my business is down as a result”.  When I receive this comment I like to remind […]

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 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 […]