When you are dealing with Exports and Imports, you are bound to come across complex and important terms such as Currency Hedging (USD/INR), Exchange Rate Volatility, etc. If not managed well, Currency movements can have a big impact on your business – to the extent to turn your profits into a loss. It is critical that one must have a… Read More »Hedging Currency Risks, why should you bother as an Exporter or Importer?
Road infrastructure is the lifeblood for international trade. Good road infrastructure is the key to competitive advantage, for exports and imports of a county, and deficiency in such infrastructure can obstruct the trade and increase the cost of freight and carriage. India’s road network contributes to 90% of the passenger traffic and around 65% of the Goods Traffic. All imports… Read More »India: Road infrastructure benchmarking for Imports and Exports
SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises up to Rs. 250 Crore Turnover) are responsible for the majority of employment in India. They cover up to 40% of the workforce and contribute 49% in exports and SME’s contribution in International Trade is growing rapidly. Exports have the potential to rapidly scale the profitability of SMEs and also aid in bringing in Foreign… Read More »Why should SMEs consider growing Exports, how does it help?
Part I India’s annual Exports + Imports of goods (excl. services) are > USD 800 billion – that’s ~30% of India’s GDP. SMEs contribute about 40% share of this i.e. > USD 300 billion p.a. Over 50% of this trade is with customers/suppliers in developed countries (US, EU, Japan, China, etc). In terms of direct employment, SMEs involved in Cross… Read More »Conspicuous absence of Technology in SME Cross-Border Trade