Indonesia: registration for .id domain names NOW Open!


The latest on Indonesian Internet domain names courtesy of our expert Mariana Maia of Thomsen Trampedach!

On Monday 20th January the operator of the Indonesian top-level domain .ID, Perkumpulan Pengelola Nama Domain Internet Indonesia (PANDI), opened registration for second-level domains under the .id domain (such as  Second-level domain names are seen as more attractive because they are shorter and easier to type (compared to, for instance), thus brands operating in Indonesia will be keen to register for increased visibility and protection of their biz online.

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Due Diligence in China – Back to Basics


Due Diligence PicWe welcome old time collaborators and office neighbours the EU SME Centre, as one of our new blog contributors! Here’s their first blog post on due diligence in China:

European companies, both large and small, tend to be familiar with exercising due diligence, i.e. the checks performed to assess a potential business partner’s trust- and creditworthiness. With more than 24 million small and medium Enterprises (SMEs) active in the 28 Member States,  dealing with each other on a daily basis, and over one quarter of those SMEs active internationally (importing, exporting, or both), one might assume that European SMEs are well prepared to venture into the Chinese market., However, this is commonly not the case; doing business in China for the first time is likely to be different to any other experiences a European company has had for a number of reasons.

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Doing Business in Myanmar: Part 1 – Challenges & Opportunities


Your IP Insider has been on the road recently, in fact, it’s been more of a voyage of discovery…. The subject? Myanmar.

shutterstock_71051062Political and civil unrest have kept this country in almost complete isolation for decades but with the success of the National League for Democracy in by-elections held in 2012, Myanmar is gradually opening its market to the outside world. We’re going to describe the considerations for doing business in Myanmar in a mini-series of posts starting with part 1 today: The economic situation and challenges & opportunities for European businesses. Continue reading “Doing Business in Myanmar: Part 1 – Challenges & Opportunities” »