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Global Trade Trends to Be Prepared for in 2018

More companies than ever before are harnessing the power of e-commerce to reach customers around the globe. In fact, according to a report by DHL entitled The 21st Century Spice Trade: A Guide to Cross-border E-Commerce Opportunity, international e-commerce could grow at twice the rate of domestic online retail in the period leading up

By | 2018-01-02T17:49:59+00:00 December 19th, 2017|

Trade With this Country is Taking Flight – Literally

The recent election of Emmanuel Macron as France’s new president is widely viewed as good news, both for the European Union (EU), which Macron supports, and for the future of international trade between France and countries around the globe, including the United States.  As our country’s eighth largest trading partner, France is key to

By | 2017-11-09T16:09:40+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

Coffee, Cheese, Computers and More: What the Top EU Trade Partner for the U.S. Wants

When U.S. businesses think of top international trading partners, they rightly often turn their attention to the Asia-Pacific region. But while China does rank as our top trading partner in both exports and imports, and while Japan and South Korea are not far behind, some might be surprised to find that Germany ranks extremely

By | 2017-11-09T16:23:29+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

New Trade Facilitation Agreement Opens Global Doors for Companies of all Sizes

There is a powerful new reason to shift your company’s import/export strategy in to higher gear, and it comes in the form of a groundbreaking Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) that was recently ratified  by the World Trade Organization (WTO) through its member countries. By seeking to make it easier, faster and more affordable to

By | 2017-11-10T19:09:35+00:00 February 24th, 2017|

Trade with Asia Is Making Sense for More U.S. Companies Every Day

Businesses across the United States, especially small and medium-sized organizations, are looking abroad for new customers and profitable new partnerships. Increasingly, they are turning to countries in the Asia Pacific region to bring strategies to life. This post takes a closer look at trade with Asia as part of our continuing examination of key

By | 2017-11-30T21:37:56+00:00 January 24th, 2017|

What Globalization Says About Your Business Potential in 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, companies across the United States are carefully considering global economic predictions for the year ahead. Many, including small and medium-sized businesses, have already integrated an international trade component into their business plans, recognizing that 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside of our borders. Even some of

By | 2017-11-02T21:00:16+00:00 December 6th, 2016|

The Message from China’s Singles’ Day? E-commerce Is Big, and Your Business Should Take Notice

If your business is global and you export to China, then you probably already know about Singles’ Day, which occurs each year on November 11. What began as a day in China to celebrate single people turned into a massive online shopping extravaganza in 2009. During last year’s Singles’ Day, total sales were four times

By | 2017-11-02T20:18:00+00:00 October 25th, 2016|

Get Your Global Plans and Social Media Marketing on the Same Page

Businesses that want to excel and grow understand that a strong social media marketing strategy is a must. They recognize that a dynamic presence on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms sets the stage for powerful customer experiences. It encourages interactive relationships that drive customers to become emotionally and personally invested. So, if

By | 2017-11-02T19:48:25+00:00 June 28th, 2016|
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