To assist buyers new to exporting from developing countries in Southeast Asia, the Hinrich Foundation presents the Sourcing From guides, a set of FREE downloadable guides.
Click on the guides below to read and download specific country guides.
From searching for suppliers to having products shipped, buyers looking to diversify their sourcing in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines or Vietnam can find step by step support in these guides.
Getting oriented highlights international airports, central business districts and common office hours in the countries for readers.
The key export statistics section provides the latest information on the countries’ economic world standing and labor force. It also details the countries’ major finished export goods and key trading partners. The section lists notable brands currently sourcing from the countries.
In the manufacturing centers section, readers can learn about the major production centers of the countries as well as their sources for raw materials. The section also describes the locations of Special Economic Zones and lists the incentives provided to SEZ locators.
Within trade services, readers can learn about organizations offering buyer support. Buyers can learn how to utilize help and resources for finding suppliers, contacting government agencies and importing products.
In banking and finance, buyers can discover local banking options. The section also offers information on availability of loans.
Paying for your purchase illustrates the payment options available in the Philippines, arranged by both buyer and supplier preference.
The export documentation and logistics section guides readers through the export process and the key documentation necessary for the procedure.
Settling trade disputes provides readers advice on avoiding disputes with suppliers. It also gives methods and resources for addressing disputes if they should occur.