15.09.2021 : Globalgap China

GLOBALG.A.P. takes part in the Fifth National Brand Conference at the Zhengzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center in China on October 15, 2021. I Love Private Label and GLOBALG.A.P. will host the Love Private Brand Show a GLOBALG.A.P. China Day focusing on cooperation projects, the importance of sustainable farming certification, an introduction to the GLOBALG.A.P. standards, and global agricultural development trends towards certification collaborate in many areas.

Glopbalgap was started under the name of Eurepgap as a pro-active food-security initiative for fruit and vegetables at the hype of the BSE-crisis by Prof.Dr.B.Hallier as a managing director of EHI Retail Institute and Dr.Kristian Mller as a Secretary General of this project. Xin Zhou from China had been in those early stages already trainee in the Cologne headquarter of EHI - now being Globalgap's Chinese coordinator.

15.07.2021 : Honour for G-Global

Being initiated by the first President of Kazakhstan, N.Nazarbayev , G-Global has enriched G7/8 and G20 by incorporating also the other nations around our globe into a neutral dialogue about the political and economical problems around the world . Now those efforts have been awarded by the permission for a Representative Office in China.

Prof.Dr.B.Hallier for a decade has been gratefully a supporter of the different G-Global initiatives. In an official statement he congratulates the Management of the International G-Global Secretariat for this remarkable step as uptill now only about 30 organizations like the UN, WHO and WTO have ben honoured like this.

02.05.2021 : Strength of India

India has changed tremendously in the last fifty years : having seen students learning in Delhi at night using the light of electrical lamps at public places in 1973 because they did not have it at home India has become in the last twenty years one of the worlds leading resources for IT-specialists whose services are used by the internet as a tool globally around the world. By its GNP and by Sector Competences like IT all India has moved from the status developing country towards high ranks of G-global. Having taken part for several years in the Indian Retail Forum (IRF) in Mumbai and getting to know entrepreneurs like Kishore Biyani from the Future Group and his competitors the author of this contribution knows how powerful Indian companies have become and how Indian Business Schools and Universities have contributed to the excellent performance of those entities. Prof.Dr.Hallier says on the occasion of the Annual International Seminar in New Dehli.


On the other hand, travelling through India shows that the different regions have their own cultural approaches and tastes and that a uniform behaviour cannot be expected all over such a SubContinent. This fragmentation is part of the charm of India (like the different mix of curries) but in times of pandemics like Covid 19 sometimes more central power could lead to more efficiency. But judging long-run perspectives like Consumption 2050 also myths and religions play an important role: even death is seen in India as part of a new start into the eternity of a never-ending cycle of lives. And exactly this mentality might be the Strength of India despite all the present problems of Covid 19. Buying shares at the Stock Exchange my advice would be: Buy now at falling prices because India has still a bright future to come !

01.04.2021 : Consumption 2050

"Taken Global Marketing it is not only important to look at the figures of total population per area as a market - but to analyze where is the greatest potential of growing income as a target-group" Prof.Dr.Hallier described strategies for 2050. "The development of middle-classes internationally for example is biggest in India followed by China and other Asian countries - topping the old and affluent societies of the EU and the USA" Hallier added.


"We should take now the Corona Lock-downs as time for reflections about future markets - and check potentials for the restart of activities in new markets : compensating old fields of business" Hallier explained his strategic orientation."We should also in this case apply Knowledge Competence Sharing : not doing all processes by own staff but to cooperate and to concentrate on own competences like in the Ricardo theory" referring also to last month's Indian Business Focus.

01.03.2021 : Power by Opium Trade

In the beginning of the 19th century Opium became a drug for parts of the Chinese society like in the 21st century Cocain, Heroin or Crystal Meth in parts of the affluent Western societies. Especially British smugglers earned a lot by this trade : one shipload of opium did have a value of 200.000 Pound Sterling silver at those days. The smugglers could be compared with the drug-cartels of today. To fight that illegal trade the Chinese Government appointed a national coordinator in 1839 who so successfully disturbed the smuggling that the opium-traders asked the British Crown to send battle-ships for protection . The dispute ended with the Peace Treaty of Nanking (Nanjing) granting the British trading houses access to Chinese cities and handing over the Hongkong Island to the British Crown from 1842 onwards.

The two British merchants who mainly had initiated the intervention and who after meeting first in Mumbai/India had founded in 1832 the Canton (Guangzhou) based company Jardin, Matheson & Co at the Pearl River now bought land in HK and established in 1844 their company HQ at the harbour side : being in the end of the 20ies century the skyscraper Connaught Center. Over the time William Jardin (1784-1843) and James Matheson (1796 -1882) and their families had established a global company acting in more than 20 countries and beeing the biggest Trading House of Asia in the end of the 20ies century also being called the British Commonwealth Century. One of its roots of success was a very intensive network of Chinese merchants : the first and most important of them Wu Ping-chen Howqua II from the Canton-area.

In 1997 the company moved its HQ to the Oasis for Taxes of the 21st century : the Bermuda Islands in the Carrebean Sea. Insofar the character of the actors remained the same over the two centuries. - In literature the history is according to the impressions of the trade-historian Prof.Dr.B.Hallier very well described as the back-stage by the two-part epos Taipan and Noble House by James Clavell. A phantastic intro about the history of HK, of gaining competences, of fraud, mergers, take-overs - and also indicating that back-stage of all business there always remains also a glimpse of emotion which surely is also true in real life . The owner-family of Jardin, Matheson and Co. belongs also in the 21st century to the group of millionaires : they still own big farm-areas in Scotland and England; also as hobbies they keep on going the more feudal life-style of the past : horse-riding and hunting.

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