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New positive list of commodities announced by China’s Ministry of Finance

2019-12-27 China

The positive list of commodities allowed for cross-border e-commerce specifies which commodities can be cleared for imports under this mode of trade. The new list will take effect from 1 January 2020, with 92 more commodity codes added, including FMCG such as frozen seafood, alcoholic drinks, etc.

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China expands cross-border e-commerce pilot zones by 24 more cities in 2020

2019-12-25 China

Building on the success of China’s existing 35 cross-border e-commerce pilot zones created between 2015-2018, the government has now approved another batch of 24 cities. Cross-border e-commerce is currently one of the quickest and least risky modes of expanding your international sales.

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Celebrating exporting excellence — 2020 PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards and International Trade Campaign

2019-11-30 UK, Northern Powerhouse

The PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards and International Trade Campaign seek to recognise the most entrepreneurial exporters from across the Northern Powerhouse. ACOLINK and LetsDoChina.org work in partnership with UMi to continue supporting exporters and recognise their achievements.

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China’s 11.11 — Global Shopping Festival 2019 sales growth strong, consumption drive from lower tier cities

2019-11-12 UK

The largest global shopping festival — Double Eleven (11.11), also known as Singles Day — shows no signs of slowing down for the 11th consequitive year, with a high consumption growth rate from the tier 3 and 4 cities.

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What do Chinese consumers crave for? Here is how New Retail reshapes fresh food trends

2019-06-25 UK

China is one of the biggest import markets in the world (due to continued economic growth and policy restrictions being gradually lifted). In 2018, there were between 50,000 and 60,000 imported food brands nationwide.

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The alternative workshop to trading with China is coming near you — Let’s Do China 2019 UK Roadshow

2019-06-10 UK

China is arguably the largest single market worldwide and it is welcoming businesses to ride the wave of opportunities it offers. This year, Let’s Do China events are packed with practical insights, bringing fresh updates to help even more businesses boost their export potential.

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3 social commerce lessons from WeChat’s mini-apps (Part 2)

2019-05-06 China; Global

WeChat Mini Programs are driving China’s social commerce environment; shaping and influencing the world’s biggest e-commerce market. This time we’re looking into a consumer engagement campaign created by a luxury brand Burberry.

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China’s e-commerce giants digitise Spring Festival traditions to boost user engagement

2019-04-17 UK

Digital campaigns are modernising traditional celebrations as e-commerce businesses are taking a rare chance to appeal to Chinese consumers at large.

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Silk Road & Young Dreams Annual Exchange & Contest 2019

2019-04-07 China; Beijing

Our partners, Silk Road Cities Alliance, are hosting the 2nd annual international youth exchange contest that aims to provide a stage for young people from different backgrounds to show their talents, share their dreams, and build bridges across the globe.

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ACOLINK CEO showcases China opportunities for UK life sciences sector

2019-03-22 UK; Northern Powerhouse, Midlands Engine

Seven-stop Life Sciences China Market Access Roadshow organised by DIT concluded on 19 March 2019. It brought together a range of experts to discuss and highlight key developments within this fast-growing industry.

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