Lenovo buys Motorola smartphone unit

lenovo buys motorola

Chinese company Lenovo, which is one of the biggest personal computer manufacturer in the world, is expanding in the mobile phone field. Recently, it has taken over the Motorola smartphone unit. Lenovo buys Motorola Lenovo purchased Motorola Mobility from Google … Read more

China Holidays and Festivals 2014

China Holidays and Festivals 2014

Usually, during the official holiday period, the whole private sector is working, but governmental institutions are closed. Holidays are also a chance for people to travel around China, so it is really hard to get a train ticket, and the … Read more

Import from China – dashcams

US duty rates for dashcams

Dashcams are becoming more and more popular around the world, including in the US and Europe. Those kinds of devices are also relatively popular among Chinese drivers. China is one of the world’s biggest producers of dashcams, and a huge … Read more

Nest Labs – China Sourcing Made in China

Nest Lab

Nest Labs was a home automation company from Palo Alto, CA. It produced smart, Wi-Fi-enabled programmable thermostats and smoke detectors. It was co-founded in 2010 by two former Apple employees: Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers. When Google acquired it in … Read more

China is the world’s biggest trader

China became the biggest trader

China is the world’s biggest trader of physical goods. China exported $2.65 trillion worth of goods and imported $1.55 trillion worth of goods. The combined value is bigger than the US exports and imports. China is the biggest trader China’s … Read more

Chinese New Year 2014, the Year of the Horse

Year of the Horse 2014

Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is the most important festival in China and in many other East Asian countries. Chinese people celebrate it with their families by sharing a meal, drinking, and fireworks shows. In 2014 the Chinese New Year … Read more

Medical equipment from China

Medical equipment from China

China is number 2 in the medical equipment market in the world. China’s healthcare infrastructure is still below the levels of developed nations, but consumers’ expectations are rising, as well as their purchasing power. What is the customs duty for … Read more

US Duty rate for clothes imported from China

US duty rates on clothing 1

China is the leading exporter of textiles on the globe. Recently Chinese labor costs have risen; the cost of raw materials also has increased. However, Chinese suppliers can still provide better quality products at lower prices when selling in bulk. … Read more

Chinese furniture duty rates

Chinese furniture duty rates

China is among the biggest furniture markets in the world. The rising housing market and the increasing purchasing power of Chinese consumers ignite the demand for furniture. Due to deforestation, Chinese manufacturers usually process wood imported from other Asian countries … Read more

Duty rates for chemical reagents sourced from China

Import from China Chemical Reagents

Chinese chemical industry has been developing very quickly in the few decades. It can be said that China generates one-third of the world’s global demand for chemical reagents (which is more than Europe). The government strictly controls foreign investments and … Read more

Import car parts from China – duty rates

Import Car parts from China – duty rate

The car market is among the most competitive and challenging. If the company wants to be present in the market, it must fulfill many rules and regulations. Whole-car import is considered especially troublesome, so most of the small and medium … Read more

Guide for Importers of Electronic Equipment from China

Guide for Importers of Electronic Equipment from China

Despite the growing prices and labor costs, China will remain the most important electronic equipment manufacturing base. There are many electronics producers in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. It is thanks to a large, qualified workforce and an efficient supply chain. But … Read more

China milk powder story – now foreigners are to blame

China milk powder story

“Chinese people are buying infant milk powder formula abroad!” “British retailers had limited the purchases of milk powder to two tins per customer!” – these kinds of news appeared quite often, and many Western businessmen started to think, “Well, maybe … Read more

Trends and statistics of Chinese e-commerce

Trends and statistics of Chinese e-commerce

The Chinese e-commerce market is expanding. The added value of the digital economy in China accounted for more than 38% of the country’s GDP. Almost ¼ of physical goods (FMCG) were bought online, compared to 4% in the US. It … Read more

Chinese visa regulations

New Chinese visa regulations

The growing importance of China is reflected not only in the big number of Chinese companies making big investments overseas but also in the influx of foreign nationals into China. If you do business in China and plan to go … Read more

China’s territorial claims

China's territorial claims

Territorial dispute or conflict is a disagreement over the control of land between political entities, such as states. China is becoming the world’s superpower, no wonder the Chinese government is voicing territorial claims against many of its neighbors. China’s territorial … Read more

National Day of the People’s Republic of China

National Day of the People’s Republic of China

October 1st is China National Day, one of the most important holidays in China. The celebrations commemorate the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on Saturday, October 1st, 1949. National Day of the People’s Republic of China All historians agree … Read more

Shanghai Free Trade Zone: an analysis

New Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Being an isolated “Kingdom under the Heavens” is one thing – but the drive to get profits is another. Throughout its long history, China has implemented many measures to promote international trade, and one of the most frequent is opening … Read more

China’s billionaires

China’s billionaires ways to fortune

The population of China is over 1.4 billion. Over the past four decades, 800 million people have been lifted out of extreme poverty in China. More than half of the Chinese represent the middle class. On the other end of … Read more

Mooncake – meaning behind the gift

Mooncake in China

Every year, the Chinese in China and abroad celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, which indicates the end of harvests and the beginning of autumn. The festival is held on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. Like … Read more

Glossary of terms: CE mark

CE mark in the EU

If you pay attention, you can spot a “CE” mark on the packaging of some products. What does it mean? The CE symbol means that the given product complies with EU requirements and was put into circulation. Which products on … Read more

Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin

Knowledge of the most important terms in international trade is crucial for mutual understanding. For example, one of the most common terms is “certificate of origin.” What is this document, and how to obtain it? What is the Certificate of … Read more

Transferring money to China

Transferring money to China

As soon as you sign a contract with your Chinese partner, the problem of transferring money to China arises. We no longer perceive China to be far from us – you can reach it by plane in a matter of … Read more

Will the Chinese export rate drop?

Will the Chinese export rate drop

Since the economic crisis hit, many have thought that the positive influence of the Chinese economy may somehow revert the unfavorable course of events. It swiftly recovered after 2009, reacted well to the governmental stimulus pack, and regained its previous … Read more

10 steps for your success in China

10 steps for your success in China

How to achieve success in China? We prepared a short guide for everyone who wishes to enter this promising market. If you want to start your business operations in China, you should remember the following 10 things. 10 steps for … Read more

Trade with China – Arbitrage in China

Trade with China - Arbitrage in China

It is not easy to avoid conflicts in business. It gets even more complicated when both parties come from different countries and represent different cultures and traditions. That’s the case with doing business in China. Sometimes the court passes the … Read more

Your trademark in China

Your trademark in China

China is the world’s largest manufacturer and home to the world’s largest middle-class market. Over 900 million people spend $22 billion every day. Before you tap into the Chinese market, make sure you protect your intellectual property. How to register … Read more

Baidu – a persistent search for the ideal

Baidu

A typical internet user has several habits that he formed over the years. If we want to search for information, we usually open Google even without thinking. The corporation from Mountain View has practically monopolized the world’s internet search market, … Read more

WeChat – mobile communication, mobile business

WeChat

Tablets and smartphones have conquered the Chinese market. There are over 970 million smartphone and 460 million tablet users in China. There is a lot of potential in the Chinese mobile apps market. Tencent Holding, which developed popular QQ messenger … Read more