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INB 205 Wk 4 Assignment - Introduction to International Labor Memo - 100 of 100

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Wk 3 DQ 1
· Resources: p. 102 in International Business.
· Due Date: Day 2 – Tuesday – 07/28 [Main forum]
· Choose one of the newly industrializing countries mentioned in the text (p. 102
International Business)
· Choose a product you think would be suitable to export to the country you
chose based solely on that country’s location, climate, topography, and natural
resources.
· Post your answers to the following questions: What effect might the economic
and socioeconomic forces within that country have on the product’s potential?
Explain the rationale behind your decisions.
· Respond to your classmates’ posts by debating the rationale behind their
choices.
I selected Malaysia for my location. Located south of Thailand between the South China
Sea and the Bay of Bengal, Malaysia has a tropical, humid climate with temperatures
averaging 86°F. Malaysia’s natural resources include: Petroleum, liquefied natural gas,
tin, and minerals. Malaysia’s agricultural products include: Palm oil, rubber, timber,
cocoa, rice, tropical fruit, fish, and coconut. The product I decided to export is bottled
water, or personal water filtration systems. Malaysia is surrounded by ocean water, but
drinkable, fresh water may not always be available. Businesses can purchase the filtration
system and place them in new buildings or the Government of Malaysia could
purchase water filtration systems and give them to low income individuals or individuals
living in areas where development has affected or contaminated the water supply.
After reviewing the chapter reading, and placing careful thought into the DQ. I have
came to the conclusion, that Thailand would be my pick for a newly industrializing
country. This country which is know for its culture, and hidden beauty has sought to keep
its roots along the years. Making this country one of my favorite countries to talk about.
Even during hard times as the current events around us take place, the community of this
hidden beauty has kept its tradition, and continues to grow.
Thailand is mainly a tropical place has been trading for years, and with that comes rice.
Rice is fairly expensive compared to the American Dollar spent on the same product.
With that said, rice would be product of choice for Thailand. The effects that would take
place on rice both economic, and socioeconomic's, would be a positive impact both ways.
With providing rice to Thailand it will lower the cost, as well as the work load connected
to labor cost to produce.

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Rice is a important product to both the country, and the community as it is the backbone
of revenue for Thailand. This would increase a friendly relationship between the trade
countries, as well as perform a better service for a special country.
A choose Mexico and the product I chose is steel toe boots. The reason I choose them is
because Mexico has many mountain ranges. They are the Sierra Madre Oriental, Sierra
Madre Occidental, and Sierra Madre del Sur. The climate ranges in the north is extreme
and can be cold in winter months. The natural resources are petroleum, Silver, cooper,
gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, and timber. Mining and lumbering are both big industries so
steel toe boots would be useful for this industries and for mountain climbing. The
location of Mexico is south of the United States in the southern part of North America.
Since the boots would be used for workers and the economy is based on workers then I
am confident this product will flourish in Mexico.
A choose Mexico and the product I chose is steel toe boots. The reason I choose them is
because Mexico has many mountain ranges. They are the Sierra Madre Oriental, Sierra
Madre Occidental, and Sierra Madre del Sur. The climate ranges in the north is extreme
and can be cold in winter months. The natural resources are petroleum, Silver, cooper,
gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, and timber. Mining and lumbering are both big industries so
steel toe boots would be useful for this industries and for mountain climbing. The
location of Mexico is south of the United States in the southern part of North America.
Since the boots would be used for workers and the economy is based on workers then I
am confident this product will flourish in Mexico.
Music and Folklore
I choose the Musical commercials and how they are generally popular worldwide, but the
marketer must know what kind of music each market prefers, because tastes vary. Thus, a
commercial that used a ballad in the United States might be better received to the tune of
a bolero in Mexico or a samba in Brazil.
The incorrect use of folklore can sometimes cost the firm a share of the market. For
example, associating a product with the cowboy would not obtain the same results in
Chile or Argentina as in the United States, because in these countries the cowboy is a far
less romantic figure—it’s just a job.
I chose Brazil as the newly industrialized country to export to. I have chosen to export
harvesting equipment, such as combines, wind-rowers, and the proper attachments for
these machines to Brazil. I have chosen to export this equipment due to the fact that
Brazil grows large crops of cotton, corn, and wheat. Currently many of these crops are
being harvested by hand or outdated machines. The use of modern harvesting equipment
would lower the labor level required for harvesting, thus allowing crops to be harvested
in a timely manner. The longer crops remain in the field after they are ready to be
harvested, the higher the chance of the crops being ruined by weather or other factors.
The exporting of this equipment would also stimulate the economy because these
machines would need to be serviced and repaired. Exporting harvesting equipment to
Brazil would stimulate the economy and increase the efficiency of the agricultural
industry, thus resulting in higher profits with less labor hours.

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I have selected Brazil as my country and I will be trying to export perfume to that
country. The location is right and the climate is mostly tropical but there are still seasons.
Perfume is a great product here in the United States and I believe it will do just as well in
Brazil. The Brazilians culture is involved with art and music and perfume will be an
excellent addition to them. The French, Spanish and Portuguese have had a lot of
influence in the history of Brazil and perfume has done well in France, Spain and
Portugal.
The newly industrialized country I would pick is Chile, and the product I would export
there would be ceramic layered cast iron cookware, good for stove top and oven as well.
Chile is a mixed country where their cusine is fusion from the native bread making and
simple cooking to the european influenced dishes. The country produces all type of fruits
and vegetable since it has all type of weather from semi-tropical to severe winter/summer
areas. The country is a big beef, poultry producer, and even exporter. Bringing my
product to Chile will have an economic effect of bringing jobs in the warehouses and
businesses selling the cookware. It will pay importing fees and taxes to support the local
economy. Chile would have a product to cook or bake their meals that is versatile and
economical as well. It will bring more jobs in the retail industry.
I would choose Mexico and the product I would choose to export would be air purifiers.
Right now in Mexico the product would probably not do so well based on the chaotic
events happening, but any other time would be very successful. Mexico City is one of
the most populated cities in the world and the pollution levels are outrageous. Air
purifiers for home use would be a perfect product to export to Mexico as long as they are
affordable.
After long consideration the country that I would chose is Chile. As one of South
Americans most prosperous countries, Chile is a prime location for many agriculture,
service, and industrial products. Chile is located on the Western side of South America
and expands more then 2,700 miles. The climate in Chile is very mixed; in the northern
region of Chile lies the Atacama Desert, which is rich in copper and other minerals. In the
southern region of Chile lies the antarctic region, which made up of glaciers, fjords, and
lakes.The southern region of Chile also has rich dense forest and prime grazing land for
cattle. Chiles is also bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes Mountains
to the east.The majority of the populous resides within the center sanctum of Chile, in
city called Santiago.
Chile is one of few fully free trade countries within South America, and has a GDP of
$10,100 per capita. The government that rules over Chile is a representative democracy.
The majority of the residents of Chile are either Roman Catholic or Protestant. The
primary language spoken in Chile is Chilean Spanish, which differs slightly from normal
spanish, but yet is still understandable to other spanish speakers. It also important to note
that Chile has a rich and diverse musical and dance history.
Chile has a strong relationship within the World Trade Organizations, is one of four
countries that has a free trade agreement with the United states, and has been a big
contractor of foreign investors. With only a few business being government owned it is
important for Chile to maintain strong free trade relations with its partners.

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