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Review – Doing Business In Malaysia

Malaysia – Overview Since gaining independence in 1957, Malaysia has successfully diversified its economy from one that was initially agriculture and commodity-based, to one that now plays host to robust manufacturing and services sectors which have led it to becoming a leading exporter of electrical appliances, electronic parts and components. Malaysia is a stable economy […]

Qingdao Port to close in June 2018

Qingdao Port is expected to close from 2nd of June until the 15th of June. This is to facilitate the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be hosted during that time in the city of Qingdao and around the Qingdao Port Area. SCO is a Eurasian economic, political and security organisation headquartered in […]

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 […]

Exporting to Hong Kong

Exporting to Hong Kong? – Some updates

Hong Kong – Overview Exporting to Hong Kong is very easy as it has a duty free port and it can serve as an excellent location for conducting trade into China and Asia. Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China. However is it is not considered to be part of China in a […]

Selling into China?

Overview of China Despite slower-than-expected economic growth, China remains the main engine of the global economy. Today anyone who is involved in international business cannot avoid trading with China. China is predicted to overtake the USA to become the largest economy in 2020 (source Euromonitor International ).  According to a PWC report China is expected […]

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” […]

Update on EU / South America Trade Deal

Donald Trump’s decision to remove the US from the trans-Pacific trade deal has stimulated leaders in the EU & the founding members of the South American trading block called Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay) to finalize a trade agreement on talks which have been on-going since 1999. Whilst there is a new impetus on […]

Are Low Shipping Prices Coming To An End?

Today you are paying very low prices for the cargo which you ship. However what is happening to cause these low prices may be coming to an end. So what is the cause of the low prices? The basic point is that you are paying very low prices to ship your products  because there are […]

India shows lack of interest in doing a trade deal with the European Union

                      India’s decision not to renew an investment treaty with the Netherlands has sounded warning bells to the European Union that this will be the start of a process of India allowing many bilateral Investment protection deals with other European countries to expire. India has […]