Two initial locations have been approved as quarantine assessment and acceptance centres for the import of chilled aquatic products – Sunan Shuofang International Airport (Jiangsu) and Yiwu (Zhejiang).More
Interview with Yeh Yun-hsiu, President, Jiaxin Medical & Rehab Products Co Ltd of Taiwan
15 August 2019
The health condition of China’s senior population has improved in general. Yet as they age, their physical capabilities inevitably deteriorate. Coupled with the rapidly ageing population, a pent-up demand for rehabilitation devices is becoming evident.
The President of Jiaxin Medical & Rehab Products Co Ltd of Taiwan, specialised in R&D and production of rehabilitation devices, shares his experience in business operation in the mainland.
On 5 August 2019, the Nordic Council of Ministers released a report entitled “Designing plastics circulation – electrical and electronic products”. The purpose of the report is to drive the electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) sector towards a circular economy. This can be done, it states, by encouraging companies to take on board circular design principles, improve material markings and identifications and by introducing legislation.More
How a Major US Tech Company is Preparing for GBA Success
14 August 2019
Global technology conglomerate Dell Technologies set its roots in Hong Kong more than 30 years ago and since then has established itself as a major tech player across China. In the past 20 years, the US company has made it an article of business faith to build the relationships and experience that makes doing successful business in mainland China possible. As the GBA takes off, the company believes this puts it in a strong position for another chapter of success.More
The State Council announced on 6 August a number of priorities relating to the establishment of the Lingang New Area as an extension to the existing Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), including the delivery of a global level of competitivity and the successful implementation of the overall opening-up policy across a number of sectors deemed essential for future national development. More
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced that the additional 10 percent tariff that the United States had been expected to impose as of 1 September on virtually all of the remaining US$300 billion worth of goods imported from mainland China that are not already subject to Section 301 tariffs (List 4 goods) will be applied in two stages and that certain products will be exempted from the tariffs based on health, safety, national security and other factors.More
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective 14 August, adds 17 foreign entities under a total of 19 entries to the Entity List, which lists entities restricted from receiving U.S. exports of goods controlled under the Export Administration Regulations. This rule also modifies the listing for 23 entities in mainland China, Hong Kong and Russia and removes two entities in mainland China and one entity in the United Arab Emirates.More
Effective 14 August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is modifying the National Customs Automation Program test pertaining to the processing of post-summary corrections by expanding the period in which a PSC may be filed in cases where an importer requests and is granted an extension of liquidation pursuant to 19 CFR 159.12. In such instances, after an importer is granted an extension of liquidation a PSC must be transmitted up to 15 days prior to the scheduled liquidation date.More
The inter-agency Trade Policy Staff Committee is accepting input and holding a public hearing to assist USTR in preparing its annual report to Congress on mainland China’s compliance with the commitments it made in connection with its accession to the World Trade Organisation. Input may be submitted on a range of topics, including the following.More