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China honey imports surge

China is importing honey at a greater rate than ever. This reflects the growing Chinese middle class wealth and their demand for healthy and natural products. The export market has also improved since China's recent decision to continue the agricultural tariff level at 6% under the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (Chafta). However, Australian honey producers are lagging behind…
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What does the China’s 19th Party Congress mean for us?

The 19th Chinese Party Congress, which meets every 5 years to determine leadership and policy, has profound implications for our relationship with China. Fundamentally, we are witnessing a more powerful and outward looking nation, not afraid to take international leadership on a number of fronts, particularly in international trade (globalisation), nation development and climate change. In all…
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Conducting eCommerce with China

eCommerce with China is ever expanding, but it's important to be aware of the rules. A year ago, the Chinese Ministry of Finance substantially revised and extended the rules of Cross border e-commerce (CBEC), and these still apply today.  It's estimated that the value of cross-border consumer e-commerce transactions is more than $50 billion. There are two ways…
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Do you need a WeChat store?

WeChat is the wonder app such that in addition to messaging, telephone phoning, Moments (Facebook-like feature) and Public Account (blog), you can also set up an ecommerce store and sell your products direct online to your Chinese customers. At what stage in your business cycle should you set up a WeChat store? Probably the second stage, after you've…
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