The Radius Blog

In the fall of 2013, the European Parliament approved the Union Customs Code, which is turning out to be a mixed bag for importers. The good news is that the new law streamlines and simplifies the customs process, making for a much-needed update of the 1992 Community Customs Code. The bad news is that it introduces mandatory guarantees for customs procedures.

In July, we released this first chapter of Winning Globally: A Playbook for International Expansion Teams, by Radius’ Vice Chairman, Larry Harding. Today we’re releasing Chapter Two, “195 Countries — Where To Go First?” It walks readers point by point through the strategic considerations — including market size, pace of growth, vertical potential, and business climate — that will narrow nearly 200 potential destinations to a manageable list of attractive targets based on your organization’s particular objectives.

At firms heading towards a merger, acquisition, or divestment, there’s a mountain of operational and compliance details to plan for, particularly in human resources.

In 2001, a Goldman Sachs economist coined the term “BRIC” for the four countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — that he predicted would fuel world economic growth during the 21st century. Since then, I’ve consistently seen US and UK firms show a keen interest in Brazil, India, and China. Not so with Russia.

By Dafydd Williams, Senior Director, Advisory services

In the world of global commerce, Australia is sitting pretty. It has the strong institutions and educated workforce of a European nation, the natural resources of the world’s sixth-largest country by landmass, and an English-speaking population to boot. And it has all of this within a stone’s throw of the high-growth economies of East and Southeast Asia.