There is a huge opportunity brewing for U.S. small and medium-sized companies to do business with our closest neighbors. The U.S.’ two largest export markets, Canada and Mexico, are buying more “Made-in-USA” goods and services than any other countries in the world. Just consider the numbers: combined exports to both countries reached nearly $600 billion annually at last official count in 2012. But how exactly should businesses approach trade with Mexico and Canada?
America’s oldest Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Israel is marking its 30th anniversary this September. Over the past 30 years, FTAs have thrived in facilitating international trade, fueling economic growth, raising living standards and allowing American families to gain access to affordable goods and services.
Today, companies that are aiming to grow should expand their strategic horizons and look beyond our borders for new audiences, new partners and new opportunities. Why should your company go global? Consider this: in 2015, global exports are expected to grow by 5.3 percent, an increase that amounts to over $1 billion in new revenue for companies across the world. To make some of this revenue part of your organization’s bottom line, it is essential to harness the power of technology and global connectivity that have made the move into new markets possible for even the smallest of companies.
In 1903, the Wright brothers successfully built the first airplane. Since then, there’s no question that aviation has brought many social, economic and cultural benefits to people around the world.
As we’ve discussed here in the pages of DHL Expressed, the Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to transform the operational equation for businesses of every size, in every sector, across the globe. How is the IoT impacting logistics, and how will your company benefit? That question is the subject of a new DHL Trend Research Report developed in close collaboration with Cisco Consulting Services.