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internationalbusinessetiquetteIt can be tough going to a foreign country and not being familiar with the mannerisms and proper methods of communication.  Imagine going overseas looking to seal a large-scale deal with one of your company’s most important business partners in China.  When you meet your partner, you hand him your business card with your right hand while you left hand is resting on your hip.  Unfortunately, this is a no-no in most Asian countries (although you meant no harm!).  Business cards are expected to be presented and received with both hands.  Whoops!  If you would have reviewed proper international business, you would have known.  If you plan on doing international business, the way that you present yourself and engage with your clients or business partners is just as important as what you have to offer them.  Before you start handing out your business cards incorrectly, we are going to give you some tips for the proper international business etiquette in a few countries from each region.

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Asia (China)

It is said that China will pass up the United States to dominate the business travel market within the next 2 to 3 years.  With all the business going on in China, we are going to show you how to conduct yourself in the correct way.  Here are some helpful tips:

Latin America (Chile)

In Latin American countries, it is important to keep in mind that the culture is predominantly patriarchal and predominately Catholic.  Let’s take a look at some of the business etiquette that you can expect in Chile, for instance.

The Middle East (India)

internationalbusinessetiquetteIf you happen to travel to the Middle East for any International Business, here are a few things to keep in mind:

North America (The United States)

If you are from outside of the US and are looking to do business with someone in the States, take note of these proper Business communication etiquette forms.

South Pacific (Australia)

Going to the land of down under?  Here is what you should know:

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

If you are on your way to the United Kingdom, be prepared for some delicious tea, scones, and remember to put these forms of etiquette into play:

Doing Etiquette Right!

There are plenty of other countries that have their own forms of business etiquette, and we have only covered some.  Be sure to check out Udemy.com for any further success in Global Business or with international business etiquette, and you will be a pleasant surprise to any business partners you have overseas!

Page Last Updated: February 2020

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