posts tagged with Customs

What Small and Medium Enterprises in France did not know about customs

hub tour 1.JPG Venturing into uncharted export markets can be a journey into the unknown for many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). That is what relatively few actually dare to make that bold step. Customs regulations can at first seem a little daunting.

However, we are seeing a growing number of SMEs in the aeronautical, high tech and luxury industries, in particular, that are interested in exporting in order to capitalize on growth markets.

As I come into daily contact with SMEs in my job I have noticed that they ask recurring questions...

New Paths, New Opportunities for Small and Medium Businesses

131122_Berlin SME Breakfast Andy Gosheron.jpg I have been with FedEx now for 29 years. One of the bonuses of my job is that I meet new and interesting people all the time.

I spend a lot of time on the road and at events. But it is not every day or every week that get asked to hold speech in such a stunning and remarkable location as the rooftop café of the German parliament in Berlin. On this occasion, I was asked to hold a speech at a FedEx sponsored breakfast event aimed at people who want to set up their own small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

Bringing FedEx Trade Networks to the Surface

cargoship.jpg You may have noticed the name FedEx Trade Networks in the news lately – whether you're reading about the historical Amelia Earhart Project, the growth of ocean transport volumes or comments made on the recent FedEx Earnings Call.

Gaining a Toehold in China

When people think of expanding their business, the “go to” place is China and its market of 1.3 billion people. People are now clamoring to China in the hopes of jumping on the perceived gravy train. According to the Ministry of Commerce, foreign direct investment in China grew 26.04% year-on-year to reach USD 38.8 billion in the first four months of this year.