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 …

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 …

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 …

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?

TMO Group

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 …

“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? …