Archive for October, 2009

Sourcing and Communication

Friday, October 16th, 2009:

Language is often an issue when doing business overseas. While the vast majority of manufacturers in China and other Asian nations that do business overseas have one or more English speaking staffers, steps still should be taken to ensure language differences do not cause any problems. With English the dominant language of international business, it is generally assumed that business negotiations will be carried out in English. However, English ability overseas varies greatly with each nation. For example, while many in Singapore speak English at a native-speaker level, the English level of the average person in China is much lower. […] Read More →

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