Ian Smith

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‘Leave your sarcasm at the door’ and other top business tips for breaking into the US market

With all of the talk about Asia and the hysteria around Donald Trump‘s presidency, it is easy to forget that the United States is still the largest economy in the world with GDP of over US$18 trillion and by far the largest consumer market with retail sales of over US$5 trillion. While its size means the… Continue reading ‘Leave your sarcasm at the door’ and other top business tips for breaking into the US market

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TPP Trumped: how are SME exporters affected?

Whilst President Trump’s dumping of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a blow to the Australian government, the move wasn’t unexpected – and media reports suggest the focus could now shift to including China as a centerpiece to a post-TPP multilateral trade bloc. Whilst this perhaps makes sense from a trade perspective – after all,… Continue reading TPP Trumped: how are SME exporters affected?

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What does Trump’s victory mean for trade?

As the dust starts to settle on what has been an astounding US election, the question on everyone’s lips is how will global trade be affected? Let’s face it, the protectionist policies that helped propel Donald Trump’s vote in Middle America will have far-reaching consequences for the global economy and global alliances  – if implemented. Nevertheless, we need… Continue reading What does Trump’s victory mean for trade?

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The impact of disruption on global trade and what it means for small to medium businesses

Within the next decade, global trade and logistics could be virtually unrecognisable from what we see today. Digital and physical disruption will change the way customers and suppliers connect, and the way supply chains are managed. The barriers to entry to global trade are being torn down, and technological advances across the value chain are… Continue reading The impact of disruption on global trade and what it means for small to medium businesses

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