Where next in the world?

Selling overseas… For those of us who enjoy contemplating our navel whilst at the same time reading macroeconomic reports on which export markets we should next be focusing our efforts on, the last couple of years has been a trying time. You see, it has all to do with acronyms. You might well ask what have they got to do with selling overseas. Well, the acronyms I’m referring to, represent

Farnham Castle Wins Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Corporate Venue

Farnham Castle sees off fierce competition Leading conference and events venue, Farnham Castle <http://www.farnhamcastle.com/> , has seen off fierce competition to win the Best Corporate Venue category in the distinguished Hudson’s Heritage Awards. The winners of the awards, which recognise the Nation’s Finest Heritage Venues, were announced yesterday at a special lunch ceremony in London. “Farnham Castle was built in 1138 by a grandson of William the Conqueror and is

Clugston Distribution takes green growth route

Clugston Distribution Services continue to invest for the future Clugston Distribution Services, a division of the Clugston Group, is continuing to invest for the future, despite the current economic recession, by investing in a ‘green’ strategy reinforcing the company’s commitment to its ISO 14001 accreditation. As well as signing an agreement with CO2Sense, the company is in the process of installing 20 Safer Driving Assistants, supplied by CMS SupaTrak and

Russia takes major steps forward to open up global business and trade

New Russian economic ties In mid-December Russia acceded to the World Trade Organisation after eighteen years of intensive negotiations. So the world’s sixth largest economy has finally entered the principal global structure which encourages the rationalisation, simplification and acceleration of international trade and commerce. After this historic step Russia anticipates the growth of its economy to become the fourth largest in future years.   In the words of First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov

Exporting to Africa

How to comply with export and import standards and achieve smooth customs clearance Many governments within the African continent have put stringent requirements in place to ensure their consumers are protected from sub-standard products and goods.   Pre-Shipment Inspection, Destination Inspection, Product Conformity or Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to Standards are the types of programmes that have been implemented not only to verify safety and performance of goods but also to ensure that correct

Japanese Yen rise vs Euro concern

 Japan’s economy minister said the Yen’s strength against the Euro is a concern because it weighs on the export- reliant economy, but he didn’t signal any imminent action. “Of course we are concerned about it as moves have been rapid for us,” Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Motohisa Furukawa said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.   With the Euro losing more than 10% of its

Making Your Case to the American Market

Robert Day, consultant Succeeding in the American market means that you not only have to understand that market, you need to relate to your American prospects, customers, partners, and employees in a way that they can understand. In this article, we start with few reminders of how you need to be prepared for the US market, and then offer some guidelines for getting your point – and your product – across to Americans. Be prepared

ITM March/April 2012

Label: Kewill Title: What keeps logistics directors awake? Teaser: The economy and the pressure on margins Label: Global News Label: Logistics Label: PD Ports Title: PD Ports promotes greener role for rail Teaser: The leading body in the UK Teaser: Collaboration between customers and rail providers