europoor here, with a few friends we're creating a way for Indians to sell some of the traditional items they create to european hipsters. We pretty much established everything we needed with the concerned Indians, and we're set when it comes to funds, but we need some advice regarding logistics.
Basically, is there anything regarding the law or juridiction that we need to know about in order to avoid getting into anything illegal ?
Also, do you have any general advice ?
I'll give you some insight as Indian myself.
Firstly, this is going to very very profitable if done right, there are a lot pretentious fucks in the first world countries who will buy up this shit, so do not think that your market is only limited to hipsters.
Secondly, the country is really really corrupt, so you might need to play nice and grease some palms if you have to, you will probably lose your business if you don't. It doesn't matter even if everything you are doing is completely legal, the authorities are going to buttfuck you one way or another if you do not play nice.
Best of luck
Do you really want your country to stay poor?
OP, do your business in some place with at least some kind of anti-corruption campaign.
AFAIK at business schools in Sweden, student has been taught that corruption - if done overseas - is just a non-reacting lubricant. The truth is that corruption destroys the society in general.
Sweden has a pretty low score of corruption. On the other hand, we're pretty oblivious to it. Until recently corruption was only and only oily southerners thumbing wads of filthy bills.
This. Corruption literally doesn't exist here apart from at most giving a big customer a nice whisky bottle for christmas so we are dumbstruck when our companies are forced to do it for real when operating in shithole countries.
Say, you are doing it for supporting the artistic families in India, get one family to your art gallery with their original shit clothing and all hipster and rich faggots get pity and buy your shit.
They will network for you, you can make shit ton of money from this fag network.
BTW, I'm Indian, you need any more help?
Sorry for posting 2 posts in a row, but I just thought of something ; since we'll need to focus on stuff that's relatively easy to make and that is easy to import, could those kind of cushions that people use for yoga be a really good item to sell ? Is there something I'm missing, or it is pretty much perfect for the job ?
Also, the people in India that'll work with us live and work close to the Taj Mahal ; is there anything we need to know about that place, regarding the law or its people ?
>Also, the people in India that'll work with us live and work close to the Taj Mahal
That part raises concern... couldn't you have found any rural place to do your business in?
Pure scum live near that place, assholes who steal tourist's shoes when the go into Taj Mahal and any unattended articles, do you work with any Indian whom you can send as an envoy instead of going there personally?