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Exporting to Vietnam – Quick Tips for Smooth Sailing…

Seeking untapped export opportunities? Then take a look at Vietnam.

From the U.S. National Export Initiative (NEI)

Vietnam is a true emerging market, offering ground floor and growing opportunities for U.S. exporters and investors. Vietnam’s economic growth rate has been among the highest in the world, expanding at an average of 7.2 percent per year from 2001 to 2010.  Since the 2001 Bilateral Trade Agreement, trade between the U.S. and Vietnam has increased over six-fold, from $2.9 billion in 2002 to $18.6 billion in 2010.  In 2010, U.S. exports to Vietnam grew by 19.8 percent to $3.7 billion.

For more information about Vietnam:

Brought to you by Ray Hays, Member Arizona District Export Council.

Ray Hays serves as an international consultant for businesses that wish to enter new global markets or expand current operations abroad.

Click here for more information on consulting services of Ray Hays.

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Exporting to India – Tips in 2 Minutes

See the following video from the National Export Initiative (NEI) …

India is seeing rapid economic growth, a growing middle class, and increased urbanization.  India’s GDP in 2009 was the 11th largest in the world and 4th-largest in purchasing-power parity terms.  GDP growth is expected to reach approximately 8% each year through 2015.  Between 2002 and 2009, U.S. goods exports to India quadrupled, growing from $4.1 billion to more than $16.4 billion.  India has large potential for investments in infrastructure in order to continue its growth: Over $1 trillion in infrastructure development needs between now and 2030 including in energy (renewable and civil nuclear), as well as in health care (medical technology, pharmaceuticals, and health IT), defense and homeland security, civil aviation (aircraft and infrastructure), retail and franchising, and ICT.

For more information about India:

Brought to you by Ray Hays, Member Arizona District Export Council.

Ray Hays serves as an international consultant for businesses that wish to enter new global markets or expand current operations abroad.

Click here for more information on consulting services of Ray Hays.

Exporting to China – 3 tips in 3 minutes

Exporting to China? Want to export to China? Take a moment to see this 3-minute interview with the U.S. Commercial Officer in Shanghai.

Click here for video “NEI Priority Markets: China

Source: National Export Initiative (NEI)

The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012

For those of you doing international business, this is a must-read.

The U.S. falls to 5th place, after Switzerland, Singapore, Sweden and Finland.

Enjoy… and please let us know your thoughts!

Click here: The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012

Franchise Today Radio Interview of Ray Hays

Franchise Today INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISING… Taking your brand global.

Is your franchise concept ready to go international?

What are the pitfalls of launching your international franchise program?

What are the resources and budget requirements to launch a global franchise expansion program?

Join Ray Hays, as he discusses these questions and more with Franchise Today radio hosts Paul Segreto and Joe Caruso. Click here to listen to interview taped October 13, 2011.