It's time for more market briefs! This time, Doug Barry, of the U.S. Commercial Service, conducts two interviews. The first is with Aileen Crowe Nandi, the principle commercial service officer in Chennai, India. In the interview, Ms. Nandi describes the ample number of opportunities for U.S. businesses in the southern region of India (Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai). She also discusses a number of other issues, including cautionary advice for U.S. firms looking to do business in South India, the necessity of being able to compete in an industry based on price, the current infrastructure and consumer base of South India, how these are shifting, and how these shifts should affect the approach when entering into the South India market.
The second interview is with Ms. Mala Venkat, Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service in Chennai. In this interview, Ms. Venkat talks about the business climate in Southern India, as well as some of the customs and traditions companies need to be aware of when doing business in India.
For an in-depth look, check out a video of the interview!