Category: Trade

The 4 Biggest Roadblocks to Clearing Customs in China

Tapping into the Chinese market is often a long and complicated process. After all the hard work that is put into creating a product and preparing it for Chinese consumers, it’s deflating to see it sit in customs and gather...

China Plugs Cross-border E-commerce Import Tax Loophole

The Chinese government has for the first time clarified tax policies for goods imported under the cross-border e-commerce model in an effort to regain control of the loosely regulated market. This new policy can enable foreign merchants to sell imported...

/ May 9, 2016

Obtaining a Certificate of Origin in China: Application Procedure and Administrative Measures

For enterprises lawfully established in China and those which enjoy the right to engage in foreign trade, it is important for an exporter to know the requirements of the target country in order to avoid obstacles when exporting goods.

/ April 27, 2016

Is China a ‘Market Economy?’ It doesn’t matter.

The key to the current discussion is in what comes next. Many have argued over whether China meets the criteria under U.S. law to be treated as a market economy. A closer reading of China’s WTO accession protocol reveals that...

/ April 26, 2016

Obama Tests China’s Xi on South China Sea

U.S. President Barack Obama will host China’s President Xi Jinping for a special bilateral meeting on March 31. This signifies at once the general and increasing importance of relations between Washington and Beijing, but also the specific need to address...

/ March 31, 2016

Don’t Misread Old Tealeaves

A series of derailed Chinese technology acquisitions in the US has triggered media reports about greater US scrutiny of Chinese investments. The release of an annual report by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), which reviews foreign...

Local Five-Year Plans Reveal National Priorities

With the release of China’s central government’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP)—an economic and social planning blueprint—expected later this month, newly released local plans may point to common themes of raising incomes, modernizing industry, environmental protection, and innovation.Provincial- and municipal-level five-year...

/ March 9, 2016

Economic Reform Scorecard 

Some Positive Movement, But Major Reform Elusive The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) released its Economic Reform Scorecard, which tracks developments on tangible progress that the Chinese central government agencies have made toward implementing economic reform and the impact these reforms...

/ March 7, 2016

No More Tiers

One of the most significant questions for global business leaders over the next decade is how to capture Chinese consumption growth opportunities against a backdrop of deep structural challenges in China’s economy. While growth will become more difficult to capture...

/ March 7, 2016

Designing Profitable Partnerships with Chinese Hospitals

Even though China’s regulations allow a US specialty healthcare providers to go it alone, pairing off with a Chinese hospital is still a necessity because of a culture where the public’s trust lies within China’s large public hospitals. Western healthcare...