China Market Intelligence

May 3rd, 2017
By Patrick Lozada

Providing a small amount of stability in a year of significant changes for cross-border ecommerce, the Chinese government recently halted a move to increase regulation — and costs — of foreign goods purchased online by consumers in China. Observers believe the measure is a temporary stopgap as officials work to establish additional procedures for scrutinizing yet unspecified types of imports.

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March 8th, 2017
By Patrick Lozada

China Central Television (CCTV) is preparing to host its annual 315 Evening Gala in recognition of World Consumer Rights Day. The popular TV broadcast, so named because of the holiday’s date—March 15—promotes consumer rights and names companies the network says violate those rights. Targeted companies in the past have included multinational firms accused of issues ranging from counterfeiting and negligence to...

February 22nd, 2017
By Patrick Lozada

China’s new draft ecommerce law, the first comprehensive policy governing the $630 billion online retail market, presents companies with new regulatory requirements related to consumer data, intellectual property, and licensure.

 

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