Business practices differ from country to country, and conducting business abroad requires extra effort. Here Forbes suggests researching the history of the country you plan to visit along with country-specific business customs. Going the extra mile makes a lasting impression; being ignorant damages your prospects. Coming across as naive an unsophisticated only tells potential partners that you are not prepared for a global position. You are representing yourself, your employer and your country when traveling abroad, and it is in your best interests to display respect and professionalism.
For tips on abroad preparedness see the FULL ARTICLE HERE from Forbes.com