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Market Entry Blog

Trade Horizons’ Market Entry Blog

Our market entry blog covers a range of topics relating to international business expansion. Articles tackle many different subjects, including the initial planning and preparation stages of growing your business, advances in technology you can take advantage of, through to sales & marketing, packaging and branding advice. Written by leading experts in their field, you’ll be sure to find something of interest and real-world practical advice if you are looking to grow your business around the world.

Latest Articles

Trade Update March #3: Texas-UK, India, FDI, Quantum Computing

Strengthening Economic Ties: The Texas-UK Trade Agreement. In a significant milestone, the United Kingdom and the state of Texas have formalised a trade pact aimed at enhancing investment and cooperation. On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch and Texas Governor Greg Abbott gathered in Westminster to sign this historic agreement. Texas, with its robust economy, becomes the eighth U.S. state to forge such a pact with the UK, marking a quarter of the entire U.S. GDP. This strategic partnership focuses on key sectors, including energy, life sciences, and professional services, fostering growth and facilitating business between the two regions. Let's delve into the details of this exciting collaboration that promises to unlock new opportunities and drive economic prosperity.

19th March 2024|General|

Trade Update March #2: Biden, China, AustralianSuper, AI, Ireland

Since taking office, President Joe Biden and his administration have grappled with the formidable challenge posed by China's increasingly assertive actions on the global stage. As the United States and its allies navigate this complex landscape, they must strike a delicate balance between competition and cooperation with the world's second-largest economy.

11th March 2024|General|

Trade Update March #1: Scotland, Uruguay, Chile, Singapore, Philippines, Green Hydrogen, Africa, FTAs

n a resounding victory, Glasgow has secured its position as Europe's number one large city for attracting overseas investment. The prestigious accolade, bestowed by world-leading business experts at fDi Intelligence, places Glasgow ahead of formidable contenders such as Bilbao, Porto, Dusseldorf, and Gothenburg. A Strategic Triumph What sets Glasgow apart? It's not just the stunning architecture or the vibrant cultural scene. Rather, it's the city's unwavering commitment to strategic excellence. Glasgow's innovative approaches and remarkable ability to secure foreign investment have propelled it to the top spot. The city's partnerships between government, academia, businesses, and the community have been instrumental in creating an environment conducive to growth and prosperity.

2nd March 2024|General|

Trade Update February #4: North Carolina, Nearshoring, Oman, GCC, Space India

1.     Unlocking Innovation: North Carolina's Thriving Tech Landscape In the heart of the American South lies a dynamic and rapidly evolving tech ecosystem: North Carolina. Known for its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and vibrant culture, this state has quietly transformed itself into a hub of innovation, drawing attention from entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors alike. The Research Triangle: Where Ideas Take Flight At the epicentre of North Carolina's tech revolution stands the Research Triangle Park (RTP)—a sprawling 7,000-acre expanse that bridges the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. RTP is more than just a physical location; it's a crucible of creativity where academia, industry, and government intersect. Here, world-class universities collaborate with Fortune 500 companies, startups, and research institutes. The result? A melting pot of ideas that fuels breakthroughs in fields ranging from biotechnology to artificial intelligence.

26th February 2024|General|

Trade News February #3: Africa, Nigeria, EU, Vietnam, Thailand

In the 21st century world the economic landscape is continually evolving. One of the most significant trends of recent years has been the surge in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries into Africa. This article explores this burgeoning economic relationship, shedding light on the motivations behind the investments, the sectors targeted, and the implications for both the GCC and Africa.

20th February 2024|General|
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