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International Business

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Transcript of International Business

International Business Guide
Infrastructure Analysis
Cultural Information
Germany Canada
Joachim Gauck Stephen Harper
Germany Canada
Located in western Europe, bordering the North Sea between France and Poland.
Second largest population of any European country—over 81 million
Background Information

Major Religions & language
Standard (or High) German
Low German
30% The official Protestant church.
28% Catholic
Other Christian
Natural resources of Germany
Oil is Germany’s principal source of energy
Bituminous coal, Germany’s second most important source of energy
Political Information
Country's views on trade
Ex. Australia and Germany enjoy an open and cooperative relationship underpinned by extensive political, economic and social links. Australia values the active, constructive and effective role Germany plays on a wide range of international political and economic issues. On 28 January 2013, Australia and Germany signed a
Strategic Partnership
which marked the 60th anniversary of Australian- German bilateral relations.
Agree and sustain----with countries has same target and can benefit each other
Stability of government
Germany has a stable government
which seldom experiences strikes, making its environment conducive for economic planning.
Economic Information
Major Importing and Importing Partners
Manufactured goods
Aircraft, Iron ores, Coal and Copper
Inflation rate and what this means
Chart - CPI inflation Germany
(yearly basis)
The average inflation of Germany in 2014:
1.01 %
Chart - CPI inflation Germany
(yearly basis)
The average inflation of Germany in 2013:
1.51 %
Stable economic
Long term cooperation
Major National Holiday and Ceremonies
Germany's legal holidays include New Year's Day , Good Friday , Easter, Pentecost , Labor Day , and Christmas . Many different local and regional festivals are celebrated as well.

Even the observance of some religious holidays varies from one region to another. Catholic areas celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi and All Saints' Day .

Customs/Gift giving/Greeting
Greetings are formal.
A quick, firm handshake is the traditional greeting.
Titles are very important and denote respect. Use a person's title and their surname until invited to use their first name.
In general, wait for your host or hostess to introduce you to a group.
When entering a room, shake hands with everyone individually, including children.
If you are invited to a German's house, bring a gift such as
chocolates or flowers
Yellow roses
tea roses
are always well received.
Do not give
red roses
as they symbolize romantic intentions.
Do not give
as they symbolize mourning.
Do not give
lilies or chrysanthemums
as they are used at funerals.
Gifts are usually
opened when received

Background Information
Political Information
Economic Information
Cultural Information
International Information
There are five point you should know before you go to the country that you choose to invested:
Key Point
Canada is a country in
North America
International Information
International Disputes
Until now, there are no international disputes between Germany and other countries. Which means Germany has a cagey and carefully government.
Also may because just only few countries can content with it and most of these countries are face with different trouble or don't want to be a enemy of Germany. That's not a good thing.
International agreement
Question: Do Germany has the necessary infrastructure to support trade?
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works(Berne)
Universal Copyright Convention(UCC Geneva)
Universal Copyright Convention(UCC Paris)
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights(TRIPS)
WIPO Copyright Treaty(WCT)
International Copyright Treaties
Germany is conditioned
by those treaties because it has power and can easily effect other countries. So this country need to sign those treaties to make sure it will not do something arbitrarily.
Communication& transportation
Internet usage
Power Generation industries
Germany’s logistics infrastructure includes not only the port of Hamburg –
Europe’s second largest container port.
Together with over 250 additional inland ports,
Germany’s port infrastructure facilitates the efficient delivery of goods in Europe’s largest market.

Germany has a dense network of airports, of which 23 offer international service
. The country’s highway system has one of the greatest kilometer density levels in Europe and the 37,900 km of railway tracks are nearly enough to circle the globe while its high-speed railway network, with speeds of up to 300 km/h, is the fourth largest in the world.

EUROPE’S biggest economy has its bittiest banking system.
Germany’s three-pillar banking sector comprises savings banks, cooperative banks and private banks. Apart from a handful of big institutions, such as Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and HypoVereinsbank (HVB). That seemed antiquated once. It now looks less stick-in-the-mud than it did.

Education is free and required between the ages of six and eighteen. After four years of primary school (Grundschule) , there are different roads students may take. Education can make personally. University attendance is free of charge.
The main source of electricity is coal. The recent plan to build 26 new coal plants is controversial in light of Germany's commitment to curbing emissions. Considerable amounts are burned in coal plants near the mining areas to produce electricity and transporting lignite over far distances is not economically feasible; therefore, the plants are located near the extraction sites.
Most power plants burning bituminous coal operate on imported material, therefore, the plants are located not only near to the mining sites, but throughout the country.
Germany is the world's largest operator of non-hydro renewable capacity in the world, including the world's second largest operator of wind generation.
Recommendations, Suggestions and Conclusions
Some of the risks of doing business in Germany include:
High cost of labor
Powerful labor unions
High taxation.
Germany also places an import turnover tax of 19% on all industrial imports.
One of the main reasons for invest in Germany is that the
economy is one of the strongest in the world
. It is the
fifth largest economy
in the world, has a highly educated workforce, and is also technologically advanced.
Any company looking to produce goods from within Germany would not have any difficulty with even the most technologically advanced product.
Germany also has a strong legal system with protection for intellectual property. Contracts are also honored and protected through the legal system. This provides a level of security for a country looking to expand into Germany.

If canadian does attempt to set up and maintain a physical presence in Germany, it will most likely need to adopt a German style organizational structure, particularly if German employees will constitute a percentage of the workforce.
Why canadian should invest in Germany
Germany has one of the world’s most technologically advanced telecommunications systems. It is currently the largest broadband internet market in Europe, with 12.5 million connections .

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