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
Ships in the Port of Muskegon could begin handling cargo as early as Spring 2017 if area business leaders agree to commit freight to a proposed trade route connecting the West Michigan city to the Port of Milwaukee.… Read More Area Business Leaders Gather to Discuss Future of Muskegon Port & Great Lakes Trade
Have you ever received a letter from your biggest customer telling you that they cannot send any more purchase orders until you are “ITAR Certified”? The terms get confusing, as the wording may have also said, “ITAR Registered” or “ITAR Compliant.” Let’s sort through the issues to find out what they are really asking for… Read More What It Really Means to be ITAR Compliant: Why you should stop saying you are ITAR certified
The 17th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium: Powering the Pipeline will be held March 10, from 8 a.m.-noon, in the Loosemore Auditorium on Grand Valley’s Pew Grand Rapids Campus.… Read More 17th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium