Institute Supports SMEs

September 1999
Logistics & Transport Focus;Sep99, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p17
Trade Publication
A report on the transportation- and business logistics-related development in Asia is presented. It was found out by the author of this article that many countries place restrictions on the degree of foreign involvement in transportation companies. The domestic transport companies are run in different ways to their Western counterparts. The author also found out that the corruption that is endemic in the local police forces in some countries means that regulations that are actually in place are only applied when bribes are not paid. For Western transport companies planning to operate in these countries, this would mean that their customer base is more or less restricted to serving multi-national customers who recognize the false economy in paying for cheap, unreliable transport.


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