Investing in the United States has several advantages: USA is still the world’s largest economy, where the approach to the foreign investor is always favorable. The Free Trade Agreement among USA, Canada and Mexico (NAFTA) facilitates the trade flows in the area.
Brazil is one of the leading developing markets: thanks to the cultural proximity with Italy and the fascination of the made in Italy, Brazil, with a population of almost 200 million inhabitants, is the ideal platform in which to start business activities.
Turkey and MENA Region, area which includes all Northern Africa countries and Middle East countries, are experiencing a strong economic growth. The overall population reaches almost 500 million inhabitants and the area is of particular interest for Italian companies, given the geographical proximity.
India is no longer just an opportunity. India today is a reality with which companies globally are faced. The Subcontinent is configured as the tenth economy in the world and as the second most populous country on the planet after China; furthermore, the country in 2020 will be inhabited by over 1.3 billion people.
ASEAN area, free trade zone and economic organization of South East Asia, is the region which presents today the highest growth rates worldwide and represents today for Italian companies a far-sighted choice, with excellent business prospects.
Octagona, in collaboration with Pietro Paolo Alessandrello and Marco Zolli, created a new division called Innovative Business Hub: it’s an absolutely innovative “work-for-equity model”, addressed to companies that aim to launch a start-up process abroad.
To sell abroad Italian companies must define how and where to face the market. It is not possible for the company to devote time and resources to destinations unsuitable or unprofitable. For best results it becomes essential to define precisely where and how to invest basing on markets, business, product.
Italian companies have to sell abroad. In most cases the product is mature and suitable for its commercialization in distant markets, so the main obstacle comes from the small size of the company and the lack of personnel for foreign trade development.
Octagona has developed a range of services, such as Radar of Internationalization and Smart Export Assistant, for companies who want to sell in the international market but may not know the terms and exact destinations.
Octagona assists the internationalization of companies that are already abroad and want to strengthen their position or who are looking to expand into new markets with structured internationalization projects.
Octagona, thanks to its experience in the sector, has created “Subcontractors for Germany”, a specific project entirely dedicated to manufacturers of design components that are interested in finding customers on the German market.
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