China’s Cross-Border Cosmetics Market: New CSAR Law

Thomas Price

Ratified at the start of this year, China’s new law governing cosmetics products, including cross-border cosmetics, will come into effect at the beginning of 2021. The Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) will replace the current Cosmetic Hygiene Supervision law. In this article we take a look at some of the features of the new law, and …

RCEP Asia-Pacific Trade Deal a Boost to Cross-Border eCommerce

Thomas Price

After more than six years of negotiations, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed between the ten members of ASEAN and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. This partnership forms the world’s largest trade agreement. The RCEP acts to unite and reinforce several existing Asia-Pacific trade deals and close gaps where none …

Southeast Asia eCommerce: 2020 Update

Thomas Price

2020 has been a wild ride for eCommerce, and Southeast Asia is no exception. CoViD has affected every part of daily life, and many industries continue to suffer. eCommerce has had highs and lows. The closure of many brick & mortar stores drove large numbers of people to online alternatives. But in some places, CoViD …

eCommerce Live-streaming in China: Live in the Time of Corona

Thomas Price

Live-streaming in China has been a powerful force in eCommerce in certain sectors for years. This is certainly nothing new. But usually when we talk about how live-streaming supports eCommerce, we think of KOLs promoting cosmetics or fashion products. Less frequently do we see other product categories embrace this tool. However, the global pandemic has …

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 …

How Commerce Online and Off Have Reacted to the Coronavirus

Thomas Price

The Coronavirus has had a massive impact on many aspects of our lives. Around the world, daily lives have changed as the virus hit each of our countries. Some impacts have been obvious, such as businesses closing or people working from home. But to the casual observer, the impact on commerce has been too chaotic …

How Chinese eCommerce Is Surviving the Coronavirus

Thomas Price

The Coronavirus has hit many businesses hard around the world, and continues to be a concern as the disease spreads to more and more countries. But in China, the government has managed to get the situation mostly under control. While the situation is ongoing, we are now at a calm moment where we can take …

Coronavirus: TMO Strives for Business as Usual

Thomas Price

The Novel Coronavirus has been all over global news for months now. For many inside China and out, it is a major cause for concern. However, in major cities throughout China, including Shanghai where TMO has an office, companies and individuals are finding ways to keep calm and carry on despite the restrictions and advised …

TMO Group becomes Adobe & Magento Partner Status!

Thomas Price

Excellence has always been not just a goal but a standard we hold ourselves to here at TMO Group. And while we are confidant in our efforts to maintain quality and capability across all that we do, it’s always nice to receive outside confirmation – and so it is with great pride that we announce …

Most Important South and Southeast Asian eCommerce Market Developments – Pt. 2

TMO Group

Continuing from where we left off last time, today we’re going to look at some other developments in South and Southeast Asian eCommerce. Want to know more about consumers, payment methods and logistics in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam? Then keep on reading! Internet Penetration Rates Higher internet penetration rates are of course …