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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 […]

Trading with the UAE? Here is useful Tips & Information

Overview of the UAE The UAE (United Arab Emirates) economy is currently experiencing limited growth due to the OPEC-mandated oil production cuts. However with Dubai hosting the World Expo in 2020 and oil prices projected to raise growth is expected to pick up in the medium term (source:  worldbank.org). The UAE is an open economy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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% […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]