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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information for Exporters

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information for Exporters

This page is to help New Zealand exporters plan, prepare and mitigate any potential impact from the novel coronavirus outbreak.The page will be reviewed regularly and updated accordingly. Updates are in bold.To help us build a clearer picture of the situation and determine what support may be needed we encourage you to report...

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How to Operate Your China Business Remotely during the Coronavirus Outbreak

How to Operate Your China Business Remotely during the ...

With the current outbreak of coronavirus throughout China, businesses are having to consider how to effectively utilize their employees under the situation where physical contact between individuals is being restricted to a very high degree. The gathering of large numbers of staff in offices...

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China’s State Council Approves 24 New Cross-Border E-Commerce Zones

China’s State Council Approves 24 New Cross-Border ...

On December 24, the Chinese State Council released the Announcement of the State Taxation Administration [2019] No. 36 approving the establishment of 24 pilot cross-border e-commercezones. The document announces the 24 cities, and states that the details of how this will be established and operate will...

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Global trade, business promotion focus of Shanghai meetings

Global trade, business promotion focus of Shanghai meetings

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker headed to Shanghai on 4 November for the China International Import Expo and meetings focused on reforming the WTO.Over 90 New Zealand companies exhibited at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE), which ran from 5-10 November.“China is one of New...

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Establishing a Hong Kong Holding Company for Your Business in China

Establishing a Hong Kong Holding Company for Your Business ...

Many companies looking at the Chinese market choose to establish a holding company or special purpose vehicle (SPV) to hold their Chinese investments. This typically provides flexibility and an added layer of protection to their corporate structure. Foreign investors have commonly chosen Hong Kong to set...

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NZ and China sign forestry cooperation arrangement

NZ and China sign forestry cooperation arrangement

An arrangement signed by New Zealand and China today paves the way for future forestry cooperation and boosting bilateral trade, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says.The arrangement was signed today in Wellington by Shane Jones and Mr Zhang Jianlong, the Administrator of China’s National Forestry and Grasslands...

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China’s Trademark Regime: How to Protect Your Brand in the Mainland

China’s Trademark Regime: How to Protect Your Brand in ...

Foreign companies entering the Chinese market need to navigate its complex trademark regime, which facilitates protections but imposes certain unique limitations that brands must work around. China Briefing breaks down key aspects of China’s trademark regime to help foreign investors make the right decisions that...

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New Zealand primary products continue to clear China border as usual

New Zealand primary products continue to clear China ...

New Zealand's primary products continue to clear the border in China as usual, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said today. This follows recent media reports suggesting delays. "New Zealand products continue to be cleared into China," says Tim Knox, MPI's director market access. "We have not...

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A guide to China's e-commerce law changes

A guide to China's e-commerce law changes

These days, we’re seeing a fair amount of scaremongering around China’s new tax reforms, which came into play on December 31 2018. But what actually are the regulations, and how are they likely to impact your business? Gabriel Walker presents a guide to China's e-commerce law changes. For...

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Investing in China’s Creative Services Industry

Investing in China’s Creative Services Industry

China is increasingly investing in its creative services industry to move beyond its identification as a mere ‘factory of the world’. Multiple national policies and initiatives have sought to stimulate the country’s knowledge economy, and shift business focus towards higher value-added...

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Chinese New Year 2019 - 4 Trends Marketers should capitalise on

Chinese New Year 2019 - 4 Trends Marketers should ...

Chinese New Year is undoubtedly one of the most important (if not the most important) time of the year for brands and businesses targeting the Chinese market. It is a time where Chinese consumers spend big, indulging in new clothes, new appliances and furnishings for the home, gifts for and meals with friends and family, and...

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Alibaba helps NZ seafood traders

Alibaba helps NZ seafood traders

With lobsters already accounting for 70 percent of its seafood exports to China, New Zealand is looking to make further inroads into the market by cutting down the delivery time of its shellfish to 16 hours through a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba. China has overtaken Australia as New Zealand's largest trade...

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