Exporting Wine to Korea – How to Get Started

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Are you an exporter of wine, but never thought about exporting wine to Korea? In this blog post, I present the increase of wine consumption in Korea and how you can prepare for profitable exports there. Literally speaking, the imports of wine has skyrocketed since 2000 and the trend won’t change for a long time to come. There are no incentives why you should turn your back to this fact when you can get a decent market share in Korea as well.

Market analyzis for wine consumption in Korea

Wine imports increase with double digits on an annual basis in Korea, there’s a strong demand for sure. Still, red wine is dominating the imports (just over 71%) but luckily white-and sparkling wine is getting more appreciated too. It doesn’t matter if you produce red, white or sparkling wine. You can be sure to find customers for all products. Continue reading Exporting Wine to Korea – How to Get Started

JIS Marking – What it really means and why you need it when exporting parts to Japan

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Imagine a scenario where you finally managed to ship that goods worth 10000 USD to Nagoya. Long time off work has finally paid off, but all of a sudden you get terrible news. The goods are rejected and seized by the Japanese Customs. In the best case, the goods are sent back, in the worst case demolished. I keep my fingers crossed that you will never experience a situation like this. But, it’s not rare for Western business owners to face these kind of issues when their products can’t meet required certification standards.

This article is dedicated to business owners who plan for exports to Japan, but never heard about the JIS-mark. In this guide I present valuable information concerning application processes, product categories that need the JIS-mark, testing and costs. But let me start with an introduction of the JIS-mark.

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Shipping to Japan – The short guide that presents the best freight option for your products

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To initiate exports to Japan is not always an easy task for small business owners who long for increased sales in the far East. If you plan for exports to Japan, I recommend you to read this short guide. I guide you through the benefits of using different freight options and present the import procedure to Japan. Let’s start with the latter one.

Export/import procedures to Japan

The Japanese Customs provides valuable information on their website. You can find information regarding certification, application procedures when exporting/importing goods, FAQ and lists that show goods with prohibition. Continue reading Shipping to Japan – The short guide that presents the best freight option for your products

Exporting to Korea – The short guide for SME owners

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The imports of Western products to Korea has increased the past decade and it seems like the trend won’t change in the coming future. One reason is thanks to the FTA (Free Trade Agreement) that was established with the EU and the US in 2011 and 2012 respectively. But when imports of foreign products increase we also see increased safety controls and adoptions of foreign standards.
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Exporting to Japan: A Complete Guide

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Japan is the third richest country in the world, is highly developed and has a population of nearly 130 million people. With that information on hand, you know you have loads of opportunities to find customers there. Still, a majority of small European and American business owners merely focus on local markets and don’t grasp the opportunities to export to countries like Japan. I think it’s time for us to change that. In this article I present essential information that helps you to start exporting to Japan.
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