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Trading with Japan – Background Information & Tips

Overview of Japan Japan is the high-tech powerhouse economy of Asia. In 2017 it made up 6% of World Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (source: World Economic Forum). It is ranked as the 3rd largest economy in the world (source: the World Bank). Japan has a stable government, a strong rule of law and an effective […]

Selling into South Korea? Some useful Trade Information

South Korea (Republic of Korea) – Overview South Korea is celebrated for the fact that in just one generation it rose from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the most advanced high-income countries in the world. Presently South Korea is ranked as the 11th largest economy in the world (source […]

Exporting to Hong Kong

Selling to Hong Kong? – Some updates

Hong Kong – Overview Selling 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 […]

Are you been “Counselled Out” of Your Job?

  Employment Termination strategies are being updated by companies. The employer/ employee relationship is very complex. And no doubt this complexity dramatically increases when the employer seeks to terminate the employee’s employment with the company. But do you know that there are now several strategies which employers can use to end the employment. The buzz […]

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 […]

Freight Forwarders: Industry Review & Strategies for Growth

                    With this years FIATA 2016 World Congress taking place in my home city of Dublin in October, I felt that writing an article on the Freight Industry would be appropriate. The major market challenges which freight forwarders face are becoming even more daunting as customers now […]

Canada and Europe Trade Agreement CETA Explained

  Canada and the EU achieved the final stages of this agreement on 29 February 2016 when they announced the end of the legal review stage of the text. The legally reviewed agreement will now be submitted to EU Council and the European Parliament for approval. The objective of CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) […]

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 […]

6 Tips on How to Successfully Exhibit at Trade Shows

  At some stage all companies will want to exhibit at a trade show. This blog from Goodada will help save you time and effort and help make you money! Below are 6 Tips that you should consider when preparing to exhibit at a Trade Show: Tip 1 – Do as much Pre-Show Promotion as possible […]

How to Delay Payment of United Kingdom VAT

People often complain that when they import into the UK from outside Europe they are hit with a big import tax bill. This dramatically affects the cashflow of their business. But when I press them, they do not know that the UK government has a scheme in place called the Duty Deferment Scheme (DDS) which […]