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How to avoid Trade Issues with China during its New Year Holidays

How to avoid trade issues with China during its New Year Celebrations –The year of the dog (2018) is coming to a close and 2019 will ring in the year of the Pig. For most companies who are selling into or buying from China this time of year can bring a lot of stress across […]

China Sales Strategy & Tips to Sell into China

China Sales Strategy & Tips for Companies selling into China China Sales Strategy – China is becoming part of every company’s international sales strategy.  Over my 15 years of working with companies in China, I have found it very intriguing to see the pendulum swing from foreign companies wanting to source from China to now […]

Qingdao Port to close in June 2018

Qingdao Port is expected to close from 2nd of June until the 15th of June. This is to facilitate the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be hosted during that time in the city of Qingdao and around the Qingdao Port Area. SCO is a Eurasian economic, political and security organisation headquartered in […]

Are you Buying from China? Production Disrupted across China

The Chinese government has launched environmental inspections which have halted factory production across making key raw materials industries such as plastics, chemicals & steel. This has caused a knock on effect on other industries. The sweeping inspections were ordered in October 2016 in response to the to the smog crisis in north China, where the […]

**Importing Tips** – How to protect Your Supplier Data

Your company has invested a lot of resources into developing foreign suppliers for its products in countries such as China so that it can gain a competitive sales advantage over its rivals. If you’ve ever imported anything, you will most likely have heard of a document called the “Bill of Lading”. The “Bill of Lading” […]

Foreign Enterprises – Compensation for work-related death in China

    China Employee Death update. Every year there are in excess of 600,000 “work related” deaths in China but do you know that your company can still be liable for an employee death up to 48 hours after completion of work! In the awful event that an employee suffers a work related death, the […]

Update on Export to China

Chinese Customs have recently updated the rules on products being imported into China. For Sea Freighted FCL (Full Container Loads) of products which has been transhipped through countries/ ports outside of China prior to arrival into China, NMC’s ( Non Manipulation Certifies) are no longer required. NMC rules still apply where transhipping of Airfreighted and […]

How China’s New 2016 Five year Plan may Affect Your Business

(This is the second part of my article on China’s Economic Woes)                   China’s current five year plan will end in 2015 and its new five year plan will commence in 2016. The current plan has been primarily focused on the following areas: Containing the massive debt […]

How China’s Economic Challenges may Affect International Trade

  China Economic Challenges – In writing this article, I have decided to break it into two separate posts. This first post is an overview of what has been happening to the Chinese economy since 2008 and what is likely to happen. The second post will look at the likely implications for businesses over the […]