In Part I of this series, we discussed the risks inherent in purchasing counterfeit parts in the supply chain and how it can lead to higher costs and problems with spare parts inventory management. While that information can be somewhat worrisome, the other side of the coin, the benefits of working… Read entire entry »
Doing business in Japan can be lucrative, but it often presents challenges to outsiders. Japan is the fourth largest economy in the world after the U.S., China and India. Its population reached 126,702,133 in July 2016, putting it at No. 11 in terms of population size. It ranks at No. 34 for eas… Read entire entry »
France is one of the most important countries in the world economy as well as in world politics. Its central location, between Spain and Belgium and bordering the English Channel, makes doing business in France ideal for trade with the entire EEC.
Not including the recently annexed islands of… Read entire entry »
The election seems closer than ever, and more Americans are starting to wonder how the next president will affect international trade policy. Unfortunately, endless call outs and insults have muddied Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s opinions on how to ensure American vitality and prosperity… Read entire entry »
Germany is the fifth largest economy in the world and by far the largest economy in Europe, making doing business in Germany an attractive proposition. The country is about 138,000 square miles in size, making it about three times the size of Pennsylvania. Germany is part of the European Union,… Read entire entry »
Trade compliance describes the terms and conditions for all trade between two or more countries, including training, lending, classification, trade risk determination, and duty or tax payments and reviews. In addition, a country may have different trade agreements for every other country it does… Read entire entry »
Mexico has a favorable business climate, making doing business in Mexico highly desirable. The country has strong agricultural roots and has tried very hard over the past few years to attract business, especially in manufacturing. Its efforts have paid off—Mexico now has thriving interests in… Read entire entry »
Despite a weather delay after two holes on the front nine, our guy Charley Hoffman got off to a fast start Friday in the second round of the Safeway Open. He carded two birdies on the front side, including one at the par-5 No. 5.
That nifty 14-foot putt, set up by deftly placed approach from 122… Read entire entry »