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His Excellency Sun, Chanthol speaks to the Future of Asia conference in Tokyo.

Cambodian Minister of Commerce Sun Chanthol, addressed a full audience at the Future of Asia Conference on Cambodia’s outlook on the new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Tokyo on Thursday. During his speech, Mr. Chanthol espoused the economic pragmatism of the late Deng Xiaoping and maintained that Cambodia would follow a practical route in…

Supply chain improvements needed to improve Indonesia competitiveness
201505.19
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Supply chain improvements needed to improve Indonesia competitiveness

Jakarta, Indonesia 19 May 2015. Tractus Indonesia Country Representative, Mr. Daniel Bellefleur, cooperated with the Global Supply Chain Council to bring the first Supply Chain Summit to Indonesia. This summit drew upon the experience of leading companies to explore how a cross-functional supply chain management team can enhance company results in one of the most…

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Competition for special economic zone investment is heating up in Southeast Asia as Asean Economic Community integration looms

Staring down the barrel of enhanced Asean Economic Community (AEC) integration and reduced barriers to competition, the battle for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is heating up in Southeast Asia. Bordering the region’s industrial powerhouse of Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar have been working to boost the attractiveness of their respective Special Economic Zones to would-be foreign investors….

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Special economic zones have sprung up on Thailand’s borders with less developed Cambodia and Myanmar

Long a darling of the industrial investment community, Thailand offers an attractive pairing of investment incentives and world-class industrial infrastructure. Its industrial development strategy has, over the last two decades, attracted more than US$124.5 billion of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) compared to just US$104.6 billion in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam combined. Special Economic Zones…

Making the optimal industrial site selection in ASEAN
201505.08
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Making the optimal industrial site selection in ASEAN

Background: Tractus was engaged by an existing client manufacturing industrial fans and ventilation products to conduct a comparative analysis on optimal industrial site selection for a planned expansion. The client and their Singapore-based partner asked Tractus to review a group of Asean markets and validate an existing management decision to invest in Thailand. Project: Tractus started by…

China plus one strategy development and implementation
201505.06
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China plus one strategy development and implementation

Background: A multinational automotive parts producer engaged Tractus on an China plus one industrial site selection project for a greenfield manufacturing center in Asia to complement its existing manufacturing facility in China. At the time the client’s only manufacturing site presence in Asia was a plant in China it had been operating for 10 years….

Fund raising for an early stage medtech company
201505.06
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Fund raising for an early stage medtech company

Background: Tractus was engaged on a retainer plus success fee model by Mardil Medical Inc., a Minnestoa-based, venture-backed medical device company that has developed an innovative therapy for the treatment of functional mitral valve regurgitation (FMR) to help the company develop and implement a fund raising strategy to raise US$5 million. Food and Drug Administration…

Growing a mineral processing business in Asia through acquisition
201505.06
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Growing a mineral processing business in Asia through acquisition

Background: Tractus was engaged by Amcol International, a billion-dollar global producer of high quality industrial minerals to develop its Asia Pacific growth strategy with a goal of growing the business’ Asia Pacific revenue from US$10 million to US$100 million within seven years. Project: Tractus worked with the client’s management to review and assess the performance…

Leading the China market entry of a hatchery technology company
201505.06
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Leading the China market entry of a hatchery technology company

Background: Tractus was retained to lead the China market entry strategy development and implementation of Nova-Tech Engineering, a leading American agricultural technology company. The company had successfully entered more than 40 countries around the world with its innovative product but had found the tax environment in China prohibitive to its typical commercial structure used in…

Reducing operating expenditure through supply chain analysis
201505.06
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Reducing operating expenditure through supply chain analysis

Background: Tractus was commissioned by a large global animal feed manufacturing company to assist with an investment in 30,000 m2 animal feed mill. The client came to Tractus with almost 100 years of experience in the animal feed mill industry and manufacturing operations around the world, including in Asia. Project: The client had been trading…