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Global Trade Trends: Regional Variances in Trade Operations

Global Trade Trends: Regional Variances in Trade Operations

Companies can exert little control over the macro conditions that impact trade, but they can use today’s low-growth trade environment as an opportunity to review and optimize their processes. Through the first nine months of 2016, net U.S. trade fell $470 billion, according to the Census Department. Although GDP growth might not be as robust … Read More

The Challenges for Growth and Development in Thailand

The Challenges for Growth and Development in Thailand

Background Trade Automation and electronic customs initiatives, including the concept of “Single Window” was introduced and has been widely discussed on a global scale for a few decades.  Specifically as to serve the needs of businesses and customs authorities; complementing one another in order to increase efficiencies, save money, reduce costs and enhance competitiveness among … Read More

Indonesia Moves Towards Becoming The Biggest Automotive Production Base in South East Asia

Indonesia Moves Towards Becoming The Biggest Automotive Production Base in South East Asia

Some time ago, the Indonesian automotive market was shocked by the stopping operation of Ford in Indonesia. Ford’s decision was very unfortunate, because at that time they had just introduced their latest product, the All New Ford Everest and several other products with the advantages of technology to the automotive market in Indonesia. However, one … Read More

The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Opinion Enforcement on EPA Compliance

The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Opinion Enforcement on EPA Compliance

Japan Chamber of Commerce Industry signals higher standards for FTA/ EPA benefit qualification in its latest circular The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) regularly provide email notification for updates on Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) information to its members (exporters). The latest notification, sent out on October 11, 2016, focuses on tighter FTA (Free … Read More

Trade Between Brazil and Canada – Past, Present and Future (Pt 3)

Trade Between Brazil and Canada – Past, Present and Future (Pt 3)

Mercosur/Canada Free Trade Agreement Mercosur and Canada held exploratory meetings in the past to assess the feasibility of opening formal FTA negotiations, after which resulted public consultations to better understand the Brazilian private sector needs. However, resistance (mainly from Argentina) prevented further serious consideration. On 16 June 1988, Canada attempted to begin negotiations with Mercosur … Read More