China Cross Border eCmmerce: Custom Clearance Step by Step

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Customs clearance has always been an important part of “Sell to China via cross border eCommerce” journey: only by passing the custom clearance can assure your imported products arrive at your customer’s door safe and sound. Every retailer expects to avoid custom clearance delays, hence to keep update with the latest requirements and policies of …

1-Year Anniversary of China’s Cross Border eCommerce Policy: What Now?

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It’s been a year of roller coaster ride since China released the policy towards cross border eCommerce on April 8th. 2016. Lots of back-and-forth policy changes, leads to lots of ups and downs to cross border eCommerce retailers. We listed all the six major changes on cross border eCommerce policy in China. Are they good …

Import Goods as Personal Belongings! New Rules to Boost China Cross Border eCommerce

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On March 17, 2017, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued new updates about cross border eCommerce in China. After releasing tight regulations last year, the new policies look “promising” and will be a big step forward. Here are the details:   1. Imported goods as “personal belongings”. Starting from January 1 2018, retail import commodities through …

How Can My Business Benefit from eCommerce Pilot Zone?

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Cross border eCommerce pilot zones in China was built as a new instrument to nurture cross border eCommerce and support China’s international trade development. The first Pilot Zone was set in Hangzhou in March 2015. Up to now, 13 more pilot cities are added: Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Dalian, Ningbo, Pingtan, Qingdao, Shenzhen …

Now Chinese Can Check Their Yearly Spent on Cross Border eCommerce

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Released on April 8th, 2016, China’s cross border eCommerce policy only allows a maximum of 2,000 yuan per single cross-border transaction and a maximum of 20,000 yuan per person per year. Goods that exceed these limits will be levied the full tax for general trade. Entering 2017, China has launched an official online platform for …

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

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The “Positive List” issued by China government regulates the products one can import to China via cross border eCommerce model. It seems simple to understand the list, but many are still asking us about the “Positive List”. For example: What are the “Remarks” column referring to? What does it mean by “Except the cosmetics imported …

“Black Friday” in China: What’s New in 2016?

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“Black Friday” in China has become an online shopping spree: It fills the needs from numerous cross border eCommerce shoppers in China, and help international merchants to boost their branding power and sales. This year’s “Black Friday” campaign just came to the end. Comparing to what happened in previous years, what has shifted from the stereotypes? …

Cross Border eCommerce Has Become “A Way of Life” [Infographic]

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According to the latest Global Online Shopping Survey released by Pitney Bowes, eCommerce, especially cross border eCommerce has become “a way of life”. Meanwhile, China remains one of the most passionate countries about eCommerce. The survey was conducted online by ORC International and surveyed approximately 13,000 adults across 13 countries regarding their perceptions, habits and preferences …

Social share buttons for your eCommerce in China: Yay or Nay?

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In 2016, eCommerce in China has evolved to “social eCommerce”: Chinese eCommerce shoppers are getting used to use social media as a significant channel for initiating online purchases. Having said that, Social share buttons seem essential for your eCommerce platform in China, since it both add convenience for users and help promote your products. However, …

RIP: These Cross Border eCommerce in China Failed in 2016

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China eCommerce has witnessed numerous rises and falls: While many cross border eCommerce businesses have achieved great success in China, a number of businesses had to finally shut down. Different cross border eCommerce companies failed for various reasons. Below, TMO Group put together stories of three once-popular cross border eCommerce that closed for business in …