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Doing business in Romania: 10 keys

Doing Business in Romania

José María Rodriguez Clemente* One of the countries in Europe that offers good opportunities for doing business is Romania, since in addition to its status as a Member State of the European Union (EU), it constitutes a market of twenty million people with many needs to be met in order to reach the status of its main European partners in ... Read More »

International Negotiations Strategies

INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS STRATEGIES

The INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS STRATEGIES provided by the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) are based on the idea that the best deals are struck between negotiating partners that not only want or need to collaborate, but also respect and trust one another. These Principles provide the direction for creating a productive working relationship, for transactions of any kind or length. Read More »

Keys to doing business in Angola

business in Angola

by Rafael de León* Angola has become one of the most interesting countries to do business in sub-Saharan Africa. Only 12 years ago, on February 22, 2002 , the assassination of Jonas Savimbi (Leader of UNITA, main opposition party) put an end to 27 years of civil war in Angola , ensuring the long-awaited peace and leaving a country in ... Read More »

Keys to doing business in the Baltic countries

By José María Rodriguez Clemente* The Baltic Countries were not just the first European economies to recover from the crisis of 2009 (their GDP began to grow already in the 3rd quarter of that year), but they also lead the ranking of growth in the European Union now.  Moreover, they are still net beneficiaries of the structural funds assigned for the ... Read More »

Distribution in China: How to Write a Contract

Distribution in China requires foreign companies to sign a distribution contract with a Chinese company and is commonly considered the most appropriate way when the foreign company does not want to appoint agents in China to act on its behalf. An agency relationship usually requires more understanding and trust between the foreign company and its Chinese partners since, pursuant to ... Read More »

Keys to Negotiate in Russia

  José María Rodríguez Clemente* Russia is today a country bustling with activity that keeps evolving on a daily basis and has little or nothing to do with the environment of insecurity and organized crime that some imagine and which only vaguely resembles the country that it ceased to be many years ago. In the words of Aliona Yakovleva, a ... Read More »

Vietnam Doing Business Guide

This Doing Business Guide in Vietnam advise companies about how to start doing business in Vietnam. Among others the guide treats the following topics: Why Vietnam Researching the market Market entry strategies Getting Started Intellectual property rights Taxation Vietnamese culture Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing, most vibrant economies in Asia. Over the past ten years, economic growth has been ... Read More »

Contract Manufacturing in China

  Contract Manufacturing in China is a decision taken by thousands of companies in recent years. China has become the “factory of the world”. Hundreds of thousands of foreign companies have decided to move production to China and hire local companies that manufacture all kinds of products, at competitive prices, which are then sold on world markets. The relationships between the ... Read More »

Keys to Negotiate in Iran

  Despite its nuclear dispute with the western countries (especially with the United States) Iran is an economic power (No. 17 in the ranking of world GDP) with significant purchasing needs specially in industrial products. Here are some keys to negotiating with Iranian companies. Islamic religion in Iran (Shiites with a minority of Sunnis) plays a major role in society ... Read More »

Business Culture in China: 10 Elements

  If the Shanghai Skyline, the disappearance of bicycles in the big cities or the success of luxury brands can make us believe that China has been transformed into the most important capitalist market in the world, reality is that, from a cultural viewpoint, there exist some values proceeding from a millennial culture, with strong rural roots, which mark deep ... Read More »