Japan-EU free trade agreement

After a long process of negotiations that began in 2013 and not without differences between both parties, finally the European Union and Japan signed a Free Trade Economic Agreement on 1 February. Specifically, the Agreement contemplates the elimination of tariffs between both geographical areas. In addition to facilitating economic transactions between both economies, this milestone involves sending a clear message from two of the world’s most prosperous economies that international trade is moving in the opposite direction of protectionism and towards globalization. It supposes a brave bet in the present times where in some western countries the populisms that champion protectionism and anti-globalization messages enjoy more and more followers.

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NUTRICOSMETIC, A GROWING SECTOR

It is well known that our health is strongly influenced by a proper diet and appropriate supplementation. This concept can obviously be extended to our skin beauty and care, and the related nutricosmetic sector (beauty from within) is growing in terms of sales and new launches, as evidenced by the large amount of articles and post on this topic.

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ZeroPollution: Road tour in Japan

During the first week of March, we have presented ZeroPollution in various cities of Japan. It has been an intense “Road Tour” but we are very satisfied with the reception of the product by the beauty salons of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe.

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Ozone, the enemy of your skin

Ozone (O3) is considered one of the most important air pollutants in terms of impacts on human health.  But, how can ozone be both good and bad? The answer is, depends on where Ozone is found.

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Helpers vs Blockers or why attitude is the key of success for any customer oriented company

Friday 3:30 pm and lightly thinking how we are going to spend the weekend while finishing all weekly tasks. Suddenly all alarms are triggered and the unimaginable happens: your transport agency just tells you that the shipment of ingredients that should have arrived on that Friday has been blocked at customs without a definite date of departure and therefore will not arrive on time. Production will be irremediably delayed and therefore the delivery to your customer with the subsequent risk of stopping their production chain if they did not implement the good practice of keeping enough safety stock at their warehouse.

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EIC Corporate Day with Evonik

On February 5th and 6th, Monteloeder representatives went to Essen, Germany, to participate in the EIC Corporate Day with Evonik. EIC is the European Innovation Council, which organizes meetings and network opportunities for SMEs and start-ups that have received funds from the SME instrument, Fast Track to Innovation and FET-Open programs, giving them the opportunity to present their innovations to large companies in the EU.

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Worries on growing unidentified source of food supplement

If we access to famous social media platforms in Malaysia, namely Facebook and Wechat, there are flooded with advertisements about food supplements. Take a closer look these products are not been given very important information including ingredient list, manufacturer details, and registration with the ministry of health.

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Bad companies never bring anything good

In professional relationships as in life it is quite important to know how to choose the companies and the people you want to be around, prioritizing those who bring us added value and will make us grow up till levels difficult to reach surrounded by flat people.

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The Planetary Health Diet: How to Feed 10 Billion and Save the Planet

A group of over 30 scientists met in Oslo on January 17th to try to solve an upcoming problem: how are we going to feed 10 billion people without using up all our natural resources?

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Spring Festival: family reunion, red envelopes and excessive calories

Spring Festival or widely known as Chinese New Year is celebrated annually to welcome the new year in Chinese tradition. The festival is celebrated around the world in countries with significant Chinese population from Asia, Oceania, Europe (London) to North America.

Chinese New Year is always associated with a family reunion, red envelopes, gift exchanges, fireworks, music, movie, flowers and last but not least food. Food intake during festive season could be excessively coupled with reduced physical activities leads to undesirable weight gain that contributes to metabolic syndrome.

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