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Dissecting the regions in United States – The West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and South

When working in or traveling to the United States it is important to know what part of the country you will be dealing with. Each has it’s own customs, stereotypes, and ways of doing things. I will breakdown the general characteristics of the four main regions in United States considering the Census Bureau classification. Keep in mind that within those regions, each state also has it’s own laws, traditions, dialect, and demographics.Regions in United States Regions in United States The West (Coast) It consists of California, Oregon, Washington, and to lesser extend Alaska and Hawaii. The West in general also...

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Business in Arab countries: challenges and opportunities

Last May, 19th, Felix Santos, gave us a talk about doing business in Arab countries. This talk, included in the MaDI Talks “Doing Business in“, allowed us to understand the peculiarities of these countries. In the following paragraphs you can find more details! In the western world there is a huge lack of knowledge and stereotypes throughout the Arab countries. Very often, you can hear people say that all Arab countries speak the same language, that all of them are Muslim or even that every Arab country is rich because of their large oil reserves. Regrettably, that is very...

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EXPORT FOOD TO THE UNITED STATES

Food industry in USA is famous for being highly dependent on the importations and, although this import arrangement is almost liberalized, it is upon the compliance with the sanitary and technical requirements. But, how strict these requirements are? We develop below the applicable law to export food to the United States. Export Food to the United States – The FDA All exported food must meet, at least, the same requirements as the food manufactured in the USA. These requirements are issued and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA regulates the entry of pharmaceutical products, vaccines, medical...

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Political Correctness in the United States

Political Correctness in the United States Political correctness is an important thing to learn if you don’t want to offend people. Here you have some tips about political correctness in the United States. What is political correctness you ask? It is the proper terminology for controversial, sensitive, vulnerable, discriminated, or marginalized topics, issues, or groups. For example words or phrases that denote sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc. It is constantly changing with the times as we make new words to be more accurate and inclusive in our wording, so it can be hard to keep up with. And yes,...

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Doing business in Latin America

Last March, 3rd, Alfredo Martín Scatizza, gave us a talk about doing business in Latin America. This talk, included in the MaDI Talks “Doing Business in“, allowed us to understand the peculiarities of this country. In the following paragraphs you can find more details! International panorama in Latin America There is no doubt about the sustainable growth that Latin America is experiencing, as well as about its great potential. However, it is also internationally known for the worsening of its financial conditions and its high debt. Likewise, they have a delicate financial relationship with Europe, and an even more unstable...

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