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Most people get their degree, diploma and transcripts apostille, so they can use it in another country. Countries such as South Korea, Mexico, Spain etc. require you to get your degree apostille, diploma apostille or transcripts apostille. Some countries require you to get the documents translated as well.

Massachusetts Counties and Cities

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Barnstable Berkshire Bristol Dukes
       
Barnstable Adams  Achushnet  Chilmark 
Bourne  Alford  Attleborough  Cottage City 
Brewster  Becket  Berkley  Edgartown 
Chatham  Cheshire  Dartmouth  Gay Head 
Dennis  Clarksburg  Dighton  Gosnold 
Eastham  Dalton  Easton  Dukes County
Falmouth  Egremont  Fairhaven  Tisbury 
Harwich  Florida  Fall River  West Tisbury 
Masphee  Great Barrington  Freetown   
Orleans  Hancock  Mansfield   
Provincetown Hinsdale  New Bedford   
Sandwich  Lanesborough  North Attleborough  
Truro  Lee  Norton   
Wellfleet  Lenox  Pawtucket   
Yarmouth  Monterey Rayntham   
  Mount Washington Rhoboth   
  New Ashford  Seekonk  
  New Marlborough Somerset   
  North Adams  Swansey   
  Otis  Taunton   
  Peru  Wesport   
  Pittsfield     
  Richmond     
  Sandisfield     
  Savoy     
  Sheffield     
  Stockbridge     
  Tyringham     
  Washington     
  West Stockbridge     
  Williamstown     
  Windsor     
Essex Franklin Hampden Hampshire
       
Amesbury  Ashfield  Agawam  Amherst 
Andover  Bernardston Blanford  Belchtown 
Beverly  Buckland  Brimfield  Chesterfield 
Bradford  Charlemont  Chester  Cummington 
Boxford  Colcraine  Chicopee  Easthampton
Danvers  Conway  East Longmeadow Enfield 
Essex  Deerfield  Granville  Goshen 
Georgetown  Erving  Hampden  Granby 
Gloucester  Gill  Holland  Greenwich 
Gloveland  Greenfield  Holyoke  Hadley 
Hamilton  Harley  Long Meadow  Hatfield 
Haverhill  Health  Ludlow  Huntington 
Ipswich  Leverett  Monson  Middlefield 
Lawrence  Lydon  Montgomery  Northampton
Lynn  Monroe  Palmer  Pelham 
Lynnfield  Montague  Russell  Plainfield
Manchester  New Salem  Southwick  Prescott 
Marblehead  Northfield  Springfield  South Hadley
Merrimac  Orange  Tolland  Southampton 
Methuen  Rowe  Wales  Ware 
Middleton  Shelborne  West Springfield  Westhampton
Nahant  Shrutisbury  Westfield  Williamsburg 
Newbury  Sunderland  Wilbraham  Worthington 
Newburyport  Warwick     
North Andover Wendel     
Peabody  Whatley     
Rockport       
Rowley       
Salem       
Salisbury       
Saugus       
Swampscott       
Topsfield       
Winham       
West Newbury      

 

Middlesex Middlesex Nantucket Norfolk
       
Acton Maynard Nantucket Avon
Arlington Medford   Bellingham
Ashly Melrose   Braintree
Ashland Natick   Brookline
Ayer Newton   Canton
Bedford North Reading   Cohasset
Belmont Norwich   Dedham
Billerica Pepperell   Dorchester
Boxbourough Reading   Dover
Brighton Sherborn   Foxborough
Burlington Shirley   Franklin
Caambridge Somerville   Holbrook
Carlisle South Reading   Hyde Park
Charlestown Stoneham    Medfield
Chemsford Stow   Medway
Concord Sudbury   Millis
Dracut Tewksbury   Milton
Dunstable Townsend   Needham
Everett Tyngsboro   Norfolk
Framington Wakefield   Norwood
Groton Waltham   Quincy
Holliston Watertown   Randolph
Hopkington Wayland   Roxbury
Hudson West Cambridge   Sharon
Lexington Westford   Stoughton
Lincoln Weston   Walpole
Littleton Wilmington   Wellesley
Lowell Winchester    
Malden Woburn    
Marlborough      
Plymouth Suffolk Worcester Worcester
       
Abington Boston Ashburnham North Brookfield
Bridgewater Chelsea Athol Northborough
Brockton North Chelsea Auburn Northbridge
Carver Revere Barre Oakham
Duxbury Winthrop Berlin Oxford
East Bridgewater   Blackstone Paxton
Halfax   Bolton Petersham
Hanover   Boylston Phillipston
Hanson   Brookfield Princeton
Hingham   Charlton Royalston
Hull   Clinton Rutland
Kingston   Dana Shrewsbury
Lakeville   Douglas Southborough
Marion   Dudley Southbridge
Marshfield   Fitchburg Spencer
Mattapoisett   Gardner Sterling
Middleborough   Grafton Sturbridge
North Bridgewater   Hardwick Sutton
Norwell   Harvard Templeton
Pembroke   Holden Upton
Plymouth   Hopedale Uxbridge
Plympton   Hubbardston Warren
Rochester   Lancaster Webster
Rockland   Leicester West Boylston
Scituate   Leominster West Brookfield
South Scituate   Lunenburg Westborough
Wareham   Mendon Westminster
West Bridgewater   Milford Winchendon
    Millbury Worcester
    New Braintree  

FM2 Visa for Mexico

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FMT

What is it? A FMT is a tourist visa for people traveling to Mexico. It’s normally valid for 180 days. Immigrant Visas (FM2 visas) are issued to foreigners who want to live in Mexico for more than a year and are seeking permanent residency or Mexican citizenship.

Can you work in Mexico with an FM2 visa?

If your immigration status is “no inmigrante” or “inmigrante” (non-resident immigrant), you need to get permission from the Mexican Immigrations Office (Instituto Nacional de Migración – INM) before you can work in an area that is different from the one that you were authorised for.

Articles of Incorporation Apostille

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The Articles of Incorporation (sometimes also referred to as the Certificate of Incorporation or the Corporate Charter) are the primary rules governing the management of a corporation in the United States and Canada, and are filed with a state or other regulatory agency.

What Is An Apostille? An Apostille is an authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States of America.

China News | Apostille Central

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Taking Harder Stance Toward China, Obama Lines Up Allies
 
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, facing a vexed relationship with China on exchange rates, trade, and security issues, is stiffening its approach toward Beijing, seeking allies to confront a newly assertive power that officials now say has little intention of working with the United States.

In a shift from its assiduous one-on-one courtship of Beijing, the administration is trying to line up coalitions — among China’s next-door neighbors and far-flung trading partners — to present Chinese leaders with a unified front on thorny issues like the currency and its territorial claims in the South China Sea.

The advantages and limitations of this new approach were on display last weekend at a meeting of the world’s largest economies in South Korea. The United States won support for a concrete pledge to reduce trade imbalances, which will put more pressure on China to allow its currency to rise in value.

But Germany, Italy, and Russia balked at an American proposal to place numerical limits on these imbalances, a step that would have further upped the ante on Beijing. That left the Treasury secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, to make an unscheduled stopover in China on his way home from South Korea to discuss the deepening tensions over exchange rates with a top Chinese finance official.

Administration officials speak of an alarming loss of trust and confidence between China and the United States over the last two years, forcing them to scale back hopes of working with the Chinese on major challenges like climate change, nuclear nonproliferation, and a new global economic order.

The latest source of tension is over reports that China is withholding shipments of rare-earth minerals, which the United States uses to make advanced equipment like guided missiles. Administration officials, clearly worried, said they did not know whether Beijing’s motivation was strategic or economic.

“This administration came in with one dominant idea: make China a global partner in facing global challenges,” said David Shambaugh, director of the China policy program at George Washington University. “China failed to step up and play that role. Now, they realize they’re dealing with an increasingly narrow-minded, self-interested, truculent, hyper-nationalist, and powerful country.”

To counter what some officials view as a surge of Chinese triumphalism, the United States is reinvigorating cold-war alliances with Japan and South Korea, and shoring up its presence elsewhere in Asia. This week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Vietnam for the second time in four months, to attend an East Asian summit meeting likely to be dominated by the China questions.

Next month, Mr. Obama plans to tour four major Asian democracies — Japan, Indonesia, India, and South Korea — while bypassing China. The itinerary is not meant as a snub: Mr. Obama has already been to Beijing once, and his visit to Indonesia is long delayed. But the symbolism is not lost on administration officials.

Jeffrey A. Bader, a key China policy adviser in the White House, said China’s muscle-flexing became especially noticeable after the 2008 economic crisis, in part because Beijing’s faster rebound led to a “widespread judgment that the U.S. was a declining power and that China was a rising power.”

But the administration, he said, was determined “to effectively counteract that impression by renewing American leadership.”

Political factors at home have contributed to the administration’s tougher posture. With the economy sputtering and unemployment high, Beijing has become an all-purpose target. In this Congressional election season, candidates in at least 30 races are bashing China as a threat to American jobs.

At a time of partisan paralysis in Congress, anger over China’s currency has been one of the few areas of bipartisan agreement, culminating in the House’s overwhelming vote in September to threaten China with tariffs on its exports if Beijing did not let its currency, the renminbi, appreciate.

There is a growing sense, even among Republicans, that lobbying China on a bilateral basis has not succeeded; the administration’s refusal to label China a currency manipulator is cited as evidence of fecklessness.

“A decision was made that bilateral talks weren’t moving a major economic issue,” said Representative Sander M. Levin, a Michigan Democrat who as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee guided the currency bill through the House. “Essentially there was a decision to try to move from bilateral to multilateral.”

The trouble is that domestic forces may cause the Chinese to dig in their heels under pressure from these new coalitions. With the Communist Party embarking on a transfer of leadership from President Hu Jintao to his anointed successor, Xi Jinping, the leadership is wary of changes that could hobble China’s growth.

There are also increasingly sharp divisions between China’s civilian leaders and elements of the People’s Liberation Army. Many Chinese military officers are openly hostile toward the United States, convinced that its recent naval exercises in the Yellow Sea amount to a policy of encircling China.

Even the administration’s efforts to collaborate with China on climate change and nonproliferation are viewed with suspicion by some in Beijing. “There is a belief that President Obama’s attempt to make them a partner on global issues is actually a way to hold them back,” said Kenneth G. Lieberthal, a scholar at the Brookings Institution who was China adviser in the Clinton administration.

Vietnam Apostille | Vietnam Authentication

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Vietnam is not a party to the Hague Convention, therefore you would need to obtain an embassy/consular legalization for your documents.

vietnam apostilleVietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by People’s Republic of China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea, referred to as East Sea, to the east. With a population of over 86 million, Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world.

Historically, Vietnam has been an agricultural civilization based on wet rice cultivating. The Vietnam War destroyed much of the country’s economy. Upon taking power, the Government created a planned economy for the nation.

Vietnam has an extensive state-controlled network of schools, colleges and universities but the number of privately run and mixed public and private institutions is also growing. General education in Vietnam is imparted in 5 categories: Kindergarten, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and college/university. Courses are taught mainly in Vietnamese.

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Apostille ProsSM provide apostille, authentication, attestation, certification, consular and embassy legalization services.

Common Business Documents Apostille:
Appointment of Distributor
Articles of Incorporation/Formation
Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product
Business License/Permit
Bank Letter
Assignment
Authorization of Agent
Certificate of Amendment
Certificate of Analysis
Company Certificate of Good Standing
Certificate of Incumbency
Certificate of Origin / Commercial Invoice
Company Bylaws
USPTO
Distributor Agreement
Corporate Forms
Corporate Resolution
FDA Certificate
Free Sale Certificate
Trademark / Service Mark
Professional License
Price List
Patents and Patent Applications
IRS Form 6166
ISO Certificate
Joint Venture Agreement
Letter of Invitation
Merger Agreement

Common Personal Documents Apostille:
Adoption Dossier
Attorney Letter
Birth Certificate
Death Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Certificate of Good Conduct /Police Clearance Letter
Certificate of Naturalization
Certificate of non-marital status
Children’s Travel Consent Letter
Copy Certification
Court Document
Criminal Background Check
Diploma / Degree
Divorce Judgement/Decree
FBI Background Check
Financial Statements
General Power of Attorney
No Record of a Marriage
Notarized copies of Passport, Affidavits, and other documents
Partnership Agreement
Police Clearance Letter/Background Check
Power of Attorney
Proof of Citizenship
References and job certification.
Sheriff’s Clearance Letter/Background Check
Shipping Documents (commercial invoice and certificate of origin)
Single Status Affidavit
Single Status to Marry, No record of a Marriage
State Background Check
Transcripts (School, College, University, or any other issuing agency)
Trust
Will

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Wyoming Apostille | Cities and Counties in Wyoming

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Incorporated Places have an asterisk (*).
Albany County:
Albany
Binford
Bosler
Buford
Centennial
Cooper Lake
Dale Creek
Deerwood
Foxpark
Hatton
Hermosa
Howell
Jelm
Keystone
Laramie*
Lookout
Mountain Home
Red Buttes
Rock River*
Sherman
The Buttes
Tie Siding
West Laramie
Wilcox
Woods Landing
Wyocolo
Wyoming
 

Big Horn County:
Basin*
Burlington*
Byron*
Cowley*
Deaver*
Emblem
Flitners Corner
Frannie*
Greybull*
Hyattville
Kane
Lovell*
Manderson*
Meadow Lark Lake
Otto
Shell
 

Campbell County:
Adon
Antelope Valley
Collins Heights
Crestview
Croton
Echeta
Gillette*
High View Mobile Home Park
Recluse
Rockypoint
Rozet
Sleepy Hollow
Spotted Horse
Sunburst
Teckla
Weston
Willamette Mobile Home Park
Wright*
Wyodak
 

Carbon County:
Arlington
Baggs*
Carbon
Coyote Springs
Dixon*
Edson
Elk Mountain*
Elmo
Encampment*
Fort Steele
Hanna*
Lamont
Leo
McFadden
Medicine Bow*
Muddy Gap
Rawlins*
Riverside*
Ryan Park
Saratoga*
Savery
Seminoe Dam
Sinclair*
Walcott
 

Converse County:
Ammon
Bill
Birkner Hill
Boxelder
Clayton
Douglas*
Esterbrook
Glenrock*
Lost Springs*
Orin
Orpha
Parkerton
Rolling Hills*
Shawnee
 
 
Crook County:
Aladdin
Alva
Beulah
Carlile
Carlile Junction
Colony
Devils Tower
Hulett*
Moorcroft*
New Haven
Oshoto
Pine Haven*
Sundance*
 

Fremont County:
Arapahoe
Atlantic City
Bonneville
Boulder Flats
Boysen
Burris
Crowheart
Dubois*
Ethete
Fort Washakie
Hudson*
Jeffrey City
Johnstown
Kinnear
Lander*
Lost Cabin
Lysite
Madden
Midvale
Milford
Moneta
Morton
Pavillion*
Riverton*
Saint Stephens
Sand Draw
Shoshoni*
South Pass City
Sweetwater Station
Wind River
 

Goshen County:
Cottier
Fonda
Fort Laramie*
Hawk Springs
Heldt
Huntley
Jay Em
La Grange*
Lingle*
Rockeagle
South Torrington
Torrington*
Veteran
Wycross
Yoder*
 

Hot Springs County:
East Thermopolis*
Grass Creek
Hamilton Dome
Kirby*
Lucerne
Minnesela
Owl Creek
Red Lane
Thermopolis*
 

Johnson County:
Barnum
Buffalo*
Kaycee*
Linch
Mayoworth
Saddlestring
Sussex
Sussex Unit
 

Laramie County:
Albin*
Altvan
Arcola
Athol
Burns*
Carpenter
Cheyenne*
Durham
Egbert
Farthing
Gleason
Hillsdale
Horse Creek
Islay
Lambert
Meriden
Orchard Valley
Otto
Pine Bluffs*
Ranchettes
South Greeley
Speer
Tracy
Tremain
 

Lincoln County:
Afton*
Alpine*
Alpine Junction
Auburn
Bedford
Blazon Junction
Border Junction
Carlson
Cokeville*
Diamondville*
Elkol
Etna
Fairview
Fontenelle
Fossil
Frontier
Grover
Kemmerer*
La Barge*
Leefe
Opal*
Sage
Smoot
Star Valley Ranch*
Thayne*
Turnerville
 

Natrona County:
Air Base Acres
Alcova
Alcova Po
Allendale
Antelope Hills
Arminto
Badwater
Bar Nunn*
Bessemer Bend
Bishop
Brookhurst
Bucknum
Camel Hump
Casper*
Casper Mountain
Cow Hollow
Crimson Dawn
Edgerton*
Evansville*
Hartrandt
Hiland
Homa Hills
Meadow Acres
Midwest*
Midwest Heights
Mills*
Mountain View
Natrona
Paradise Valley
Petrie
Powder River
Red Butte
Red Buttes Village
Richardson Acres
Strouds
Vista West
Waltman
 

Niobrara County:
Keeline
Kirtley
Lance Creek
Lusk*
Manville*
Redbird
Van Tassell*
West Lance Creek
Whitman
 

Park County:
Badger Basin
Bannock Ford
Buffalo Ford
Canyon Junction
Canyon Village
Clark
Cody*
Devils Den
Garland
Mammoth
Meeteetse*
Pahaska Tepee
Powell*
Ralston
Sunshine
Tower Junction
Vocation
Wapiti
 

Platte County:
Bordeaux
Brinton
Cassa
Chugcreek
Chugwater*
Curtis
Diamond
Dwyer
Glendo*
Guernsey*
Hartville*
Natwick
Sibylee
Slater
Sunrise
Uva
Wendover
Westview Circle
Wheatland*
Y-O Ranch
 

Sheridan County:
Acme
Arvada
Banner
Beckton
Big Horn
Burgess Junction
Clearmont*
Dayton*
Kendrick
Kleenburn
Leiter
Parkman
Ranchester*
Sheridan*
Story
Ucross
Ulm
Verona
Wyarno
 

Sublette County:
Big Piney*
Big Sandy
Bondurant
Boulder
Bronx
Calpet
Cora
Daniel
Daniel Junction
Halfway
Marbleton*
Merna
Pinedale*
 

Sweetwater County:
Arrowhead Springs
Bairoil*
Bitter Creek
Blairtown
Bryan
Burntfork
Clearview Acres
Creston
Creston Junction
Eden
Farson
Granger*
Green River*
James Town
Kanda
Little America
McKinnon
Monell
North Rock Springs
Point of Rocks
Purple Sage
Quealy
Red Desert
Reliance
Riner
Robinson
Rock Springs*
Salt Wells
South Superior
Superior
Sweeney Ranch
Table Rock
Thayer Junction
Tipton
Wamsutter*
Washam
Teton County:
Alta
Beaver Creek
Colter Bay Village
Grovont
Hoback
Jackson*
Kelly
Lake
Moose
Moose Wilson Road
Moran
Rafter J Ranch
South Park
Teton Village
West Thumb
Wilson
 

Uinta County:
Almy
Altamont
Antelope
Aspen
Bear River*
Beartown
Bridger
Carter
Carter Cedars
Elkhurst
Evanston*
Fort Bridger
Hampton
Lonetree
Lyman*
Millburne
Mountain View*
Piedmont
Robertson
Urie
Verne
 

Washakie County:
Airport Road
Colter
Durkee
South Flat
Ten Sleep*
Washakie Ten
West River
Winchester
Worland*
 

Weston County:
Bentley
Buckhorn
Clay Spur
Clifton
Colloid
Dakoming
Hill View Heights
Newcastle*
Osage
Thornton
Upton*

What is Embassy Legalization of Documents? | Apostille Central

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It is the process of legalization of documents if the country where the document will be used is not a party to the Hague Convention; you will need Embassy or Consular Legalization. This is sometimes called a chain of authentication. The process is lengthy and can be very time consuming. Embassy Legalization of official documents is a procedure of confirmation of the validity of originals of official documents or certification of authenticity of signatures of the officials, authorized to certify the signatures on documents, and also the validity of prints of stamps. The following countries require embassy legalization: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China – People’s Republic, Comoros, Congo – Dem. Rep., Congo – Rep. Brazzaville, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea – Bissau, Guinea – Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar/Burma, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe. 

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Kuwait Apostille | Kuwait Authentication | Kuwait News

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KUWAIT: Despite its relatively small population, Kuwait is firmly placed among the world’s most attractive and popular markets for international retail franchises. With a strong consumer and shopping culture and a young, growing and affluent population with an affinity for international brands, Kuwait offers an attractive market for leading retailers seeking to expand their footprint. Management consultants AT Kearney recently placed Kuwait second in its 2010 Global Retail Development Index, which evaluate
d 25 macroeconomic and retail-specific variables to rank the world’s 30 top countries for retail expansion.

While the ranking is a testament to Kuwait’s ability to absorb new retailers, this is not to suggest that the country is not already home to some of the world’s most well-known brands. International real estate consultancy CB Richard Ellis, in its annual survey measuring the participation of foreign brands in international retail markets, recently put Kuwait in 17th place out of 69 countries- up from 28th a year earlier. Since Kuwaiti law prohibits foreign firms from opening branches in the country and doe
s not specifically recognize or regulate franchise relationships, retail chains looking to enter the market typically do so via joint ventures or partnerships in locally incorporated companies. In the case of all partnerships and companies, at least 51% of the equity must be held by Kuwaiti nationals.

In this respect, selecting the right local partner is critical to an international retailer’s market success in Kuwait. Retailers would be well advised to seek out partners who can use retail experience and knowledge of local consumer tastes to complement the company’s existing strategies.
Mohammad Al Yousifi, a director at Easa Husain Al Yousifi & Sons, a trading company that represents electronics brands such as Panasonic and Sharp, stressed the importance of securing local agents that specialize in and understand their retail category, and retain retail as their core business. “You have some brands that work well here, and some that inexplicably have failed,” he said. “And a lot is down to whether they received the proper marketing attention from their local partner.

While brands the world over continue to earmark Kuwait as a potentially lucrative expansion destination, with this comes the inevitable concern over the possibility of eventual market saturation. “Kuwait is a restricted market because of its population size,” Adel Al-Shamali, the general manager for Kuwait’s Al-Homaizi Group, which represents brands such as Ikea, Burger King and Pizza Hut, told OBG. “Unless new government projects bring in increased retail demand through the arrival of more expatriates, th
e market is not growing and competition among brands will intensify.

Andrew Denby, the chief executive for Union Trading Company, a leading Kuwaiti retail group, similarly expressed concern over the potential for overcrowding. “Many of the larger Kuwaiti retail groups represent brands that cannibalize each other,” he told OBG. “It is important to identify market gaps and secure brands that complement rather than compete with each other.” While high disposable incomes and an affinity for travel have boded well for Western brands, especially those in the luxury category, most
retailers also point to a movement towards greater value consciousness.

Today, the market is shifting and is less about brand names as consumers are becoming more price-sensitive,” Al- Yousifi said. This has certainly been driven somewhat by the impact of the global financial crisis. But according to Denby, “Kuwait has always been a very promotion and sales focused market. Even the wealthiest Kuwaitis like to feel that they are getting a bargain.” – Oxford Business Group