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Multinational corporation

A multinational corporation is a company that does business in a select few countries around the world and operates facilities such as warehouses or distribution centres in at least one foreign country.

Although the company does business in other countries, its primary focus is the domestic market. Its domestic products may be modified to meet the needs of customers in other countries—for example, by changing the language on the packaging.

More about multinational corporations

A multinational corporation is different from a global business, which has facilities in many countries and regions worldwide. While every global business can be considered multinational, not every multinational corporation is a global business.

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