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  • Nada Young, Director, Incite
  • 19 Sep 2016
Taiwan’s Bridge to China

"Let the Golden Goose live." New Zealand’s Food and Beverage (F&B) companies looking for new markets in Asia often view China as the nexus of international trade, but for some, it is a Golden Goose. Motivated by visions of gleaming golden eggs by the container load, some exporters force their way inside...

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  • Nada Young, Director, Incite
  • 19 Jul 2016
Easy Market Validation

It’s easy to drown in data. Statistics about an export market’s GPD, population growth, buying patterns and consumer trends are merely a click way. And yet, extrapolating the relevant information you need to validate new export markets can be extremely difficult.

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  • Nada Young
  • 20 Apr 2016
Asia Slowdown Affects F&B Exporters

According to a recent paper by Citigroup Inc economist Willem Buiter, “the chances of a China lead global slowdown” are precariously high.

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  • Nada Young, Asia Markets Director
  • 20 Apr 2016
Four Asian Tigers

The Four Asian Tigers; South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, are resilient, free markets with a thriving middle class and a thirst for international goods. They sit apart from their Asian neighbours as role models for growth and prosperity.

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  • Nada Young, Asia Markets Director
  • 12 Apr 2016
Capitalising on FHA

On 12-15 April, F&B buyers and suppliers from around the world descend on Singapore, in their masses, for the most important international food show in Asia; Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) 2016.

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  • Nada Young, Asia Market Director, Incite
  • 29 Jan 2016
NZ-Korea FTA in Force

Tariffs on New Zealand exports to Korea have tumbled under the NZ-Korea Free Trade Agreement that finally entered into force in December 2015. From duties in excess of 300% on some goods to well below 10% or even zero on key export items. 

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  • Nada Young, Asia Market Director, Incite
  • 27 Jan 2016
Supporting Sales in Asia

Food and beverage is an exciting sector in the high growth markets of Southeast Asia and the East Asian Tigers (Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea).  The trouble is, we are not the only nation vying for a piece of the action.

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  • Nada Young
  • 29 Jan 2016
Attractive Pricing for Asia

The drastically lower New Zealand dollar was a dark cloud over New Zealand in September 2015, but its wasn't all bad news. The silver lining was that our Food and Beverage (F&B) sector  rapidly became much more competitive in the global market place.

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  • Cameron Gordon
  • 27 Jan 2016
Leveraging the NZ – Korea FTA

The signing of the New Zealand – Korea FTA is welcome news for New Zealand exporters. South Korea is New Zealand’s fifth largest export market and the FTA will bring tariff savings to a range of sectors that have been suffering under high Korean import tariffs.

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  • Export Incite
  • 23 Dec 2015
New Malaysia GST Causes a Stir

A controversial Goods and Services Tax will take effect from 1 April next year in Malaysia. The rate is fixed at 6 per cent and the existing Sales Tax and Service Tax will be abolished.

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  • Cameron Gordon
  • 23 Dec 2015
HORECA – Critical Mass

Let’s be honest. Volume is the major driver in the food service industry. We all want it and for good reason.

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  • Nada Young
  • 23 Dec 2015
Asia Market Snapshot

For Incite’s Nada Young, flying from city to city across Asia to meet with F&B importers and distributors provides a unique perspective on local market activity and trade flows in the sector.

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  • Nada Young, Director, Incite
Top 10 Tips for SEA Market Visits

Plan ahead. Get your meetings lined up at least four weeks in advance of your trip. Focus on the capitals. Most business is conducted in the major city of each country so plan your itinerary accordingly. Give yourself enough time.

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  • Nada Young, Director, Incite
An Insiders View to Indonesia

It’s easy to get giddy when you think about the potential of Indonesia as an export market. Some 250 million people, a rising middle class and a GDP of 5.1%, which is among the highest in the region.

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