Good manners and politeness - as key as ever in international business:
“Manners maketh man” – this is a quote from William of Wykeham, (1324 - 1404) ...but it still rings true today. In the UK, we Brits are sticklers for manners.
When doing business in any foreign country, cross-cultural training is vital. Each culture has its own unique way of doing things. It may seem unnatural to the visitor, but aspects will be so ingrained in the psyche of the people, that observing them is vital.