Business dinners are a universal practice. But the rules on etiquette vary from country to country.

Marcus Clarke, a business development executive at UK hotel company Principal Hayley, says being unaware of differences in cultures and traditions "can easily lead to simple misunderstandings that diminish business relationships and negatively impact business outcomes."

So, to avoid offending your dinner host or guests when traveling abroad for work, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the local customs, he says.

To help, Principal Hayley put together the following infographic which highlights some of the major differences in business dinner etiquette in 13 different countries:

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