New Issue of China Briefing: Selling to China
Oct. 1 – The new issue of China Briefing Magazine, titled Selling to China, is out now and will be temporarily available as a complimentary PDF download on the Asia Briefing Bookstore throughout the month of October.
As the Chinese government strives to boost domestic consumption in order to achieve sustainable growth within its economy, China’s urban residents are continuing to see their disposable income levels rise. Consequently, they are increasingly pursuing a higher standard of living, and one important means of achieving this is via the purchasing and use of quality import products.
From food to clothing, mobile phones, electronic appliances and cars, foreign brands are perceived as superior to domestic ones, and consumers are willing to pay a premium for them. This trend opens up tremendous opportunities for established foreign sellers interested in expanding their market coverage to include one of the world’s largest (and increasingly affluent) populations.
However, while many opportunities abound, selling to China may not be as simple and straightforward as what foreign sellers are accustomed to in other markets. China is a unique landscape shaped by its own history and culture, and has its own unique legal and regulatory system. Successfully doing business in China involves complying with myriad constantly-evolving legal requirements, as well as a thorough understanding of the market. Conducting market research before deciding to enter the market is crucial, and patience is key as it may take several years before profits are realized.
In this issue of China Briefing Magazine, we demystify some complexities of conducting business in China by introducing the main certification requirements for importing goods into the country; the basics of setting up a representative office; as well as the structure and culture of State-owned enterprise in China. Finally, we also summarize some of the export incentives available in various Western countries.
In this issue:
- Certifications for Imported Goods in China
- Setting Up a Representative Office in China
- Understanding State-Owned Enterprises in China
- Available Incentives for Exporting to China
Selling to China is out now and immediately available as a complimentary PDF download on the Asia Briefing Bookstore for a limited time only.
Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia. Since its establishment in 1992, the firm has grown into one of Asia’s most versatile full-service consultancies with operational offices across China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Vietnam as well as liaison offices in Italy and the United States.
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Trading With China
This issue of China Briefing Magazine focuses on the minutiae of trading with China – regardless of whether your business has a presence in the country or not. Of special interest to the global small and medium-sized enterprises, this issue explains in detail the myriad regulations concerning trading with the most populous nation on Earth – plus the inevitable tax, customs and administrative matters that go with this.
E-Commerce in China
In this issue of China Briefing Magazine, we cover the current laws pertinent to the e-commerce industry in China, as well as introduce the steps involved in setting up an online shop in the country in order to help provide foreign investors with an overview of the e-commerce landscape in China.
Sourcing From China
In this issue of China Briefing Magazine, we outline the various sourcing models available for foreign investors and discuss how to decide which structure best suits the sourcing needs of your business. Perhaps the most important factors to consider when choosing a sourcing structure are your staffing requirements, your need for operational flexibility, and which option offers the greatest cost efficiencies. We compare how each of these factors match up with the available sourcing platforms in order to help foreign businesses find the best option for their specific sourcing needs.