Tag Archives: International Expansion

Business in Palestine Grow International

One territory that definitely qualifies as “off the usual business radar” is Palestine. It’s clearly not a valuable export market. But, for businesses active in the Middle East, or looking at expanding there, there are some real opportunities to take advantage of its positioning as a hub.

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Finding a Business Partner Abroad

Do first impressions lie? On paper, the company looked impressive. Out of the six potential partners that we’d shortlisted, and that I’d travelled to Mumbai to meet, this one looked the best on paper. Rajesh, the young CEO who came to meet me at my hotel looked the part too – immaculately dressed, well spoken, and clearly well organised, as he laid out paperwork and photos on the table in front of us.

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Those politicians who are enthusiastic about Brexit are always talking about the UK having great opportunities for trade after leaving the EU. Those who oppose Brexit – and many who are on the fence – dismiss those potential opportunities, at least for the short term, and say that the loss of EU trade would more than outweigh any new benefits.

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For this series, I’ve been reading up the studies that have been done into their impact – the successes and failures – to see what can be learnt. Such lessons are useful from two points of view.

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Episode 2 – We’ll look at the recent history of trade deals, cut through the jargon, look at the key principles and, after all of that, get a pretty good understanding of why FTAs are so difficult to negotiate.

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Free Trade Agreements Episode 1 – The Principles Explained   In this episode we’re only talking about Free Trade Agreements…

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Georgia on my mind International business expansion can bring even more successful and rapid results where there are unique opportunities.…

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Why Outsource when you can Insource? Originally posted on the ICC blog on January 31, 2016 There’s a general belief…

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As the largest market in Europe, and relatively ease of operating once established, Germany is a superb target market for…

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Language is a wonderful but dangerous thing. I’ve lived and worked all my life with people of many nationalities; I…

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