Guidebook to Doing Business in Asia: A Resource for BC SMEs

Published on May 25, 2016

The Guidebook is an online resource for British Columbia businesses already active in Asia, or those that are considering entering Asian markets. The document provides links to various organizations and services, covering everything your business will need to get started in Asia.

Highlights
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Knowing business etiquette and a few useful phrases in the local language will help you build relationships and avoid misunderstandings with Asian clients and partners
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Government services exist to help businesses operating internationally meet their financing and risk mitigation needs
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In many Asian markets, it helps to know how to handle different government bodies and processes, including how to protect your intellectual property, the legal aspects of trade, and risk mitigation

Doing business in Asia is a great opportunity for British Columbia (B.C.) companies: Asian economies are growing rapidly, creating millions of new middle-class consumers every year. The Guidebook to Doing Business in Asia will help you tap into this expanding consumer base. It will point you to the resources you need to get started, and show you how to make the most of your own Asia opportunity.

The Guidebook is an online resource for British Columbia businesses already active in Asia, or those that are considering entering Asian markets. The document provides links to various organizations and services, covering everything your business will need to get started in Asia. You will find information on market research, e-commerce, networking, Asian business culture, financing, and much more. Created with the support of the B.C. Ministry of International Trade, the Guidebook is a comprehensive tool to help you explore opportunities for growth in Asia.

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"E-commerce is taking off in Asia. In China, you can already purchase a live Canadian lobster on your phone and have it delivered to your door. The e-commerce possibilities will only continue to expand as technology in the region is upgraded and more consumers turn to online shopping."