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Brazil_Economy

Exporting to Brazil? – Facts & Information

                        Overview of Brazil – Brazil is predicted to overtake both the UK and France to become the seventh largest economy in 2020 (source Euromonitor International ).  According to a PWC report Brazil is expected to replace Germany and become the 5th largest trading nation in […]

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Review – Doing Business In Mexico

Overview of Mexico By 2020 Mexico is widely projected to be a top 10 economy. (Source Euromonitor International ).  Mexico is expected to be the 6th largest trading nation in the world by 2050. Mexico is a politically stable country with prudent management of its economy. It has a population of 125 million with 46% […]

China Smog

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” […]

Are you been “Counselled Out” of Your Job?

  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 word used in the US is called “Counselling […]

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Foreign Enterprises – Compensation for work-related death in China

    Every year there are in excess of 600,000 “work related” deaths in China but do you know that your company can still be liable for an employee death up to 48 hours after completion of work! In the awful event that an employee suffers a work related death, the following issues will need […]

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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 […]

Why Shipping Prices are low

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 […]

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5 Tips to Protect Your Food Products Sold into China

                            Have you thought of the likelihood that the food products which you sell into China could be tampered with or even copied when it is in China? Well judging by past events it’s a very real treat. China’s track record China […]

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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 […]