Southeast Asian eCommerce Guide Series: Updated for 2020!

Thomas Price

Interested in taking your brand to Southeast Asia using eCommerce? Look no further – our popular series of Southeast Asian eCommerce Market Guides has been updated! Customers who purchased a previous version of any of these guides can of course contact us directly to request this latest updated version, free of charge. But for anyone who …

Chinese Cross-Border eCommerce: Legal Expert Interview

Thomas Price

Although 2020 has obviously been difficult for much of the world, Chinese cross-border eCommerce is one of the areas that has managed to perform well. Cross-border eCommerce (CBEC) in the country has experienced growth, even as most industries in China and the world shrunk in response to the global crisis. According to customs data from …

Cross-Border eCommerce in China: Get up to Speed

Thomas Price

Chinese cross-border eCommerce has become an opportunity few brands want to pass up. For years, accessing the China market meant big investments and jumping through complicated hoops. But cross-border eCommerce in China has opened up new, easier paths in many cases. Building on this, the government is offering more and more support for cross-border channels …

The Philippines’ Legal Landscape for Retail eCommerce: Expert Interview

Thomas Price

In recent years, the Philippines has become increasingly attractive to foreign brands looking for a Southeast Asian market entry opportunity. But with any emerging market, there remain questions as to exactly how companies can enter. Especially when these countries were previously quite restricted when it came to foreign entry and ownership. So we talked to …

Cross-Border eCommerce: Selling Cosmetics to China

Thomas Price

China became the world’s second largest market for cosmetics back in 2013. However, some major brands have still chosen to stay out of the China market for a number of reasons. These reasons include the complicated license approval process, high costs associated with the general trade model, and a requirement on domestic brands that they …

China Bonded Warehousing and Cross-border eCommerce Tax Reform

TMO Group

It’s never been easier to sell to China from abroad. The government has made a concerted effort to open up processes and make clear pathways to facilitate this. Today, cross-border selling via eCommerce is fairly mature and multiple ways to expedite traditional processes are now available. Of these, the bonded warehouse model is particularly tempting …

China eCommerce Positive List: “Import Cosmetics for the first time” & More

TMO Group

The “Positive List” issued by the Chinese government regulates the products one can import to China via the cross-border eCommerce model. On the surface, this list seems simple to understand. However, many still have questions regarding the “Positive List”. For example: What does this text in the “Remarks” column refer to? Why do I have to …

2020 Hot eCommerce Events and Conferences in East Asia

TMO Group

What are the hottest eCommerce events in East Asia this year? We’ve got the answers. Of course, events and trade shows have been among the industries hardest hit by the Coronavirus. Events across East Asia are seeing cancellations, delays, and moves online. Even China, which is emerging from the worst of the virus season, is …

Is the Time Right to Sell Online in Thailand?

Thomas Price

More and more brands are looking to expand their business abroad. Especially now, at a time when brands with international reach are doing better at weathering the Coronavirus storm. We can see that brands that operate in multiple market can spread and reduce the risks from national crises. Thailand is one of the larger, more …

Top 5 Chinese Cross-Border eCommerce Platforms 2020

Thomas Price

At the start of last year, on January 1st 2019, China’s new eCommerce Law went into legal effect. More than one year on, all the major cross-border eCommerce platforms have finished transitioning. Despite some concerns during the nervous anticipation for the law’s implementation, most transitions have been smooth. Now in 2020, the China market is …