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Tips and Advice for International Supply Chains

International Supply Chain – Advice & Tips

International Supply Chain – Advice and Tips International Supply Chain – Every firm, whether it trades services or products, has a supply chain. A supply chain is a set of processes and practices which continually evolve and adapt to meet customer demands and changes in the business environment. A company must undertake a detailed analysis […]

Freight News December 2020

International Freight update

International Freight update International Freight News –  (9 Dec 2o20) – The shortage of containers in Asia, limiting their ability to load exports, and the continuation of port congestion across Northern Europe has had a profound impact on sea freight services, with a number of shipping lines suspending all freight bookings until, at the earliest, […]

International Export Strategies

International Export Strategies and Tips

International Export Strategies – Barriers to international trade, investment and migration are now lower than they have ever been. The internet, improved communications and low transport costs move goods, services and people easier far than it has ever been. The rise of the BRIC’s (Brazil, Russia, India & China) and the MINT’s (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria […]

Tips on how to export to Germany

Exporting to Germany – Advice and Top Tips

Exporting to Germany – Overview Exporting to Germany – Germany is the biggest economy in the European Union and is regarded as an industrial powerhouse which drives the European Union. In 2017 it made up 4.54% of world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (source: World Economic Forum). Germany is the 4th largest economy in the world […]

Will UK Services be affected after Brexit?

Brexit Consequences- Can the UK really ignore the EU?

Brexit Consequences – Can the UK really disconnect from Europe? Brexit Consequences for the UK – When EU President Donald Tusk said in a February 2019 speech, “a special place in hell waits for those who promoted Brexit without a sketch of a plan on how to carry it through”, he was portraying the EU’s […]

How to manage cultural diversity

Understanding Business Culture

The importance of Understanding Business Culture Business Culture – One of the essential things in business is culture; legendary management consultant Peter Ducker once commented that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. For organizations of all sizes, understanding and addressing cultural issues have become increasingly important in today’s business environment due to the following reasons: 1. […]

Exporting to Nigeria – Useful Background Information

Exporting to Nigeria – Overview Exporting to Nigeria – Nigeria is the largest market and biggest oil producer in Africa. Oil accounts for 90% of Nigeria’s export revenues. More than 110 million Nigerians live below the poverty line. Nigeria plays an important leadership role in both West Africa and on the African continent. Nigeria is […]

Doing business in Thailand? Exporting To Thailand Tips

Exporting to Thailand – Overview Exporting to Thailand – Thailand is the second largest economy in the ASEAN trade block. Thailand is an export-dependent economy; it exported a total of $236 billion in 2017. It’s top ten export items were machinery including computers (17%), electrical equipment (14.4%), vehicles (12.1%), rubber (6.9%), gems (5.4%), plastics (5.4%), […]

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 […]