Government development policies can help or hinder market entry or expansion
client servicesOperating abroad invariably raises issues of host country development policies, import restrictions and tariffs, taxation, and other forms of governmental control and regulation. These can bear little resemblance to the home country environment. Moreover, developing nations, such as China, India, Vietnam, and many others, focus development in what they consider to be key industries. Textiles, for example, continue to be a key stepping stone for many developing countries into the age of globalization.
IMS seeks to let this unfamiliar environment work for you, rather than simply present obstacles. For example, many emerging economies have developmental priorities that may not be directly related to business operations, but that are of significant importance to societies in transition. Worker skills and worker training are often a key governmental goal. Companies that can offer such opportunities for the host country workforce not only enhance their credibility and reputation as good corporate citizens, but enjoy substantially more cooperation from government officials.