Amid surging costs on the Chinese mainland, many Hong Kong manufacturers have been looking for alternative production bases in other parts of Asia. Situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka provides a viable option for diversifying production, with lower costs than the Chinese mainland, while simultaneously offering higher added value than many other Asian locations.
A new level of professionalism and technical know-how is ushering in a fresh dawn for the mainland's potentially huge audio book market, with particular opportunities emerging for children's book publishers and English language content.
Canada, with its strong purchasing power, is a thriving market for consumer goods, but distribution may be a challenge across this vast and diverse territory. A closer examination of the country’s retail landscape shows how best to penetrate this market and highlights the opportunities for Hong Kong consumer goods exporters to better target their customers.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is working at an energetic pace with 47 partner government agencies to implement by 31 December 2016 a single window through which the U.S. trade community will report imports and exports and the government will determine admissibility.