Do we need to worry about Customs compliance? As an advisor and consultant, this is a question I hear far too frequently while assisting small and mid-sized businesses. Sometimes an event, such as a new hire, triggers questions of compliance practices. Likewise, a general awareness of trade compliance may grow in a “local” company as… Read More “Where are the Customs Entries?”
Worldwide credit reports, which are also referred to as international credit reports, are essentially a comprehensive description detailing a company abroad.… Read More Worldwide Credit Reports: A Crucial Component of International Business
By: Savannah Klein Russia is an intriguing country with a rich culture and deeply rooted traditions. Whether you are conducting business in Russia or simply visiting at your own leisure, it is important to be aware of these ingrained, and occasionally eccentric, customs. Mealtime Rituals When asked to attend dinner at an acquaintance’s house, ensure… Read More Russia: A Collection of Cultural Oddities
For hundreds of years, southwestern Vietnam has benefitted from the mighty Mekong Delta. With a prevalent immigration culture during the colonial era of the 19th century, the delta region developed a unique trade model: the floating markets. … Read More The Struggle is Real: How Can Vietnam’s Floating Markets Keep Up with Time?
When you are preparing for your business trip to Vietnam, prepare your appetite! Although you do not need to master the use of chopsticks, you will need to know a bit about proper business/dining etiquette in the country. Near the beginning of your trip, you should expect a formal dinner to be hosted by your… Read More The Business Guide to Vietnamese Food
By: Benjamin Glick Although products may pass certain safety and regulatory prerequisites in the U.S., doing so is not sufficient for manufacturers to export to the European Union. Goods entering Europe must undergo a separate screening process to comply with EU regulations. Once they do they acquire a Conformité Européene (CE) mark and given approval… Read More CE MARKINGS IN POST-BREXIT BRITAIN
By: Benjamin Glick At the top of 2016, forecasts anticipated a rise in U.S. auto sales to record levels of over 18 million vehicles. One year later, sales have corroborated this act of industrial clairvoyance. According to a report by Business Insider, U.S. auto sales rose to 18.4 million cars and light trucks, and GM… Read More 18th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium – Automotive’s Age of Change: What’s Next?