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What Asia’s manufacturing revival means for business
Manufacturing in China and India has grown at a dizzying pace, and intra-Asia trade is expected to grow further as the region invests heavily in local hubs
Struggling to export to India? You’re not alone
India is one of the hardest markets to enter due to its complex customs. But this can be overcome by partnering with companies who already know the market.
How reading the fine print can save businesses millions
Expertise in customs may not sound glamorous – but it can deliver huge cost savings. We speak with Customs Consulting experts to find out how.
5 customs tips for taking your business overseas
Customs and regulations are often overlooked when businesses export to new markets. These top tips from an expert may just save you the trouble.
Asia’s new trade agreements: What you need to know
A range of new initiatives have begun to shift the dynamics of trade in Asia. This article breaks down the latest trade agreements for your business.
What’s next for e-commerce in Asia?
E-commerce in Asia Pacific is set to grow 29% per year. While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, innovations can often be adapted across the board.
How India’s GST could clear inter-state bottlenecks
GST could help India revitalize cross-border trade by creating opportunities to streamline logistics, and may transform the very way India trades.
Why businesses can’t ignore Mongolia
Thanks to major infrastructure improvement, Mongolia now offers new opportunities to overseas businesses, making it easier for importers to connect.
Is China past its prime?
China’s economic growth in 2015 was its slowest since the 2009 global financial crisis. Are the country’s best days over?
Is Central Asia the hidden gem in China’s new Silk Road?
Countries in Central Asia along the Belt and Road are set for big gains. But uncovering hidden gem will require overcoming multiple barriers.
Sri Lanka is home to North Sails’ largest manufacturing site — a fully vertically-integrated facility that produces its fabric and finished sails.
Cruising ahead with the world’s largest sailmaker
Sri Lanka is home to North Sails’ largest manufacturing site — a fully vertically-integrated facility that produces its fabric and finished sails.
Cruising ahead with the world’s largest sailmaker
Sri Lanka is home to North Sails’ largest manufacturing site — a fully vertically-integrated facility that produces its fabric and finished sails.
Asia’s online shoppers have commitment issues. Here’s why
More than 3 in 4 online shoppers worldwide abandon their shopping carts before checking out. Find out how you can connect with customers beyond that.
How Chinese smartphones are conquering the world
Manufacturing and supply chain expertise have taken Chinese smartphones to new heights
3 tips for Japanese SMEs dreaming big
There’s still more room for SMEs in Japan to grow by leveraging on e-commerce, manufacturing regionally, and expanding into new services.