Are You Ready for the Korea, Viet Nam and Thailand Marketplaces? New Guides Now available
June 11, 2008

Ottawa, June 13, 2008… The opportunities and complexities of the Korean, Viet Nam and Thailand markets must be clearly understood by Canadian businesses developing their global growth strategies.

Are you prepared to respond?

The newly published Korean, Viet Nam and Thailand Guides will assist you in assessing these opportunities.

Korea attracted $ 11.2 billion in foreign investment in 2006, a level similar to 2005. In addition to the usual sectors like finance and insurance, there is growing interest by investors in R&D facilities, logistics centers and regional headquarters of multinational corporations. There is also much interest in Korea's highly developed electronics sector by parts and materials companies.

Vietnam presently offers a strong combination of rapid growth, social stability, and an excellent demographic profile that is fueling industrial production and consumer demand. The country is undergoing a remarkable transition from a planned economy to a market economy, following a similar path to China.

Thailand serves as a gateway to Southeast Asia and the Greater Mekong sub-region, where newly emerging markets offer great business potential. From Thailand, it is convenient to trade with China, India and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), which has a cumulative population of more than 500 million

CATA has had a multidisciplinary team from University of Quebec (UQO) create comprehensive Guides to Business Development In Korea (62 pages), Viet Nam (42 pages) and Thailand (38pages)  focused on the  practical modalities of interaction between Canadian high tech enterprises and these growing global markets. Research was directed by Professor Tamas Koplyay and co-supervised by CATA EVP, Barry Gander.

If your organization plans to market to, or needs information on these growing markets, the Guides could be your "success map".
The Guides are divided into multiple Chapters with many hotlinks to
information sources. Key topics include:

  • General Overview
  • Investment Environment
  • Market Access and Analysis
  • Taxation and Finance
  • Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights
  • Business Culture
  • Sector Opportunities

Get the Guides to Business Development in Korea, Viet Nam and Thailand today - a comprehensive 142 page document, written  to respond to CATA's needs analysis Survey of companies doing business
in or planning to expand in these markets. The Guides contains dozens of useful links and extensive references for further research and analysis.


Action Item:
To obtain the Guides to Business Development in Korea, Viet Nam and Thailand, please contact  Cost: $495 plus gst. If you are a member of CATA, the  Guide is yours for $65 plus gst.