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EU Environmental Concerns: Developments and Implications

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EU consumers have continued to be attentive to green issues. Yet they have remained bargain hunters, and are sceptical of producers’ self-made claims about the environment performance of their products. These suggest that the cost/benefit ratio of sustainable products is an important factor for making buying decision, along with the burden on the sellers to ascertain the value of their green offerings. read more

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Internet Cars and New Wearable Tech Dominate Super Mobility Week

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With health monitoring set to see wearable tech go mainstream, exhibitors and attendees at this year's wireless industry Las Vegas trade show pondered the connectivity and security challenges of the sector, as well as its growth potential. read more

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Expert Opinion

Developing Business in China Through Licensing

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Jacqueline Vong, Vice-president of Marketing and Licensing of King Bee Toys, has many years of experience in merchandise licensing. She believes that licensing will not only add a higher perceived value to products, but that licensees can also capitalise on the established brand awareness of the licensors in order to break into markets more easily. read more

Business Alert - US

California Issues Draft Work Plan for Priority Consumer Products, Bans Single-Use Carryout Bags

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Californian authorities recently took two actions of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters: imposing a ban on single-use carryout bags that will take effect as early as next year, and circulating for comment a draft work plan that represents the first step in a process that could lead to restrictions or prohibitions on the use of certain chemicals in specified products. read more