Sourcing Handicrafts from India: A Guide for European Importers

While growing awareness means that more and more discerning buyers are interested in procuring authentic Indian hand-crafted goods via export houses, the extremely fragmented nature of this market poses challenges.

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Indian Textile Industry: A Quick Snapshot

India's textile industry is one of the largest contributors to the country’s exports, accounting for nearly 13%. It is a labour-intensive sector and employs about 45 million people directly, and 25 million people indirectly.

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Identifying an Indian apparel supplier or manufacturer: Best Practices

The Indian textile industry is extremely competitive and, in our experience, it is not advisable to go only by internet research to assess and identify local suppliers, and conduct business remotely via email and on the phone, after the initial meeting and sign off. In this article, we tell you why it is important to hire experts to facilitate this process.

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How Arsha Consulting helped Canadian synthetic thatch makers Palmex set up a thriving business in India

Three years ago, Palmex planned to enter the Indian market and were on the lookout for a reliable local partner, when they crossed paths with Arsha Consulting at a trade fair in Montreal. Palmex was keen that they partner with experts who not only had experience working with international clients but also understood the diverse needs of a complex market like India. It was clear from the very outset that Arsha would have to craft a long-term strategy that invoked trust, assured quality and communicated value to hotel owners, resort managers, architects, and builders, who would be their primary customers.

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India aims to break into Ease of Doing Business Index Top 50

Recognising that India is a very complex and large country, where change on the ground is very crucial to attract investors and international businesses in greater numbers, India worked on improving its ranking in 6 out of 10 indicators, and in distance to the frontier, it improved in 9 out of 10 indicators.

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French Aerospace Companies in India: Airbus, A Snapshot

India is the world’s third-largest and fastest growing major air-travel market. In 2016-17, domestic passenger departures grew by 23.5% in India, outpacing both China (10.7%) and the US (3.3 %.) Owing to rising affordability amongst Indians, more and more travellers are willing and able to fly.

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Union Budget 2018: Six key insights for India’s defence and manufacturing sectors

The Modi government in India recently went public with its latest Union Budget. Here are some implications for the defence sector, based on the address of the Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley.

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Cracking the Indian aviation market – be in the right place, at the right time

Highlighting the opportunities the Indian aviation sector presently offers and laying the groundwork to answer the following question: How can French-speaking businesses, including SMEs, take advantage of this highly promising environment?

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Building a joint venture in India as a foreign enterprise

A quick look at the pointers for foreign companies considering the possibilities of a joint venture with an Indian enterprise.

 

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