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How China’s best performing brands localise for the China market

In recent years ‘localisation’ has been one of the buzzwords for foreign ...

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Understanding Legal Proceedings in China

For foreign investors running businesses in China, it is very likely that they would ...

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Taking Golden Bay to Beijing

From the remote South Island coastal community of Golden Bay, a natural health company ...

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eGates Open to Chinese Travellers

The first Chinese travellers to officially use the Customs eGates (formerly known as ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

Forty eight Mandarin Language Assistants were officially welcomed to New Zealand ...

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eGates Open to Chinese Travellers

eGates Open to Chinese Travellers

The first Chinese travellers to officially use the Customs eGates (formerly known as SmartGate) have been welcomed at Auckland International Airport.Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri and representatives from the Chinese government joined staff and key partners to mark the milestone.“Customs is part of a multi-agency group,...

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China Topped Patent, Trademark, & Design Filings in 2016

China Topped Patent, Trademark, & Design Filings in 2016

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations...

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China Cuts Import Duties on Consumer Goods

China Cuts Import Duties on Consumer Goods

China is cutting import tariffs on nearly 200 types of consumer goods in a bid to encourage domestic consumption. The new tariff rates will take effect from December 1, 2017, according to an announcement by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.After the reductions, the average import tariff for these products...

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Sea-Freight Container of Chilled Beef And Lamb to China

Sea-Freight Container of Chilled Beef And Lamb to China

Silver Fern Farms has launched a large-scale China chilled meat pilot with the first sea-freight container shipment of chilled beef as well as multiple air-freight orders of beef and lamb set for customers across China. The pilot is part of a six-month trial negotiated by the government to test chilled red meat access into...

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China FTA upgrade worth thousands of jobs

China FTA upgrade worth thousands of jobs

Trade Minister Todd McClay says the Government has agreed a negotiating mandate to upgrade the China Free Trade Agreement that will deliver thousands of jobs and be worth billions to our economy. “China is a significant trading partner. Our FTA with China has helped New Zealand companies stay in business during the GFC...

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New Zealand Ambassador talks about growing bilateral ties

New Zealand Ambassador talks about growing bilateral ties

Talking about New Zealand, the first thing that comes to mind for Chinese is milk powder and the ethnic group Maori. However, there is more to it than that. The current New Zealand Ambassador to China John McKinnon is a direct witness of the growing bilateral ties. The Global Times (GT) interviewed him, and he shared his...

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First shipments of chilled meat to China underway

First shipments of chilled meat to China underway

The first export consignments of chilled meat have left New Zealand shores bound for China as part of a six month trial, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced on 30 June.  “The air-freighted consignments from Alliance Group and Greenlea Premier Meats mark a significant step towards enabling permanent...

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"Chengdu Can Du ?" Innovation and start-up environment and opportunities for NZ

"Chengdu Can Du ?" Innovation and start-up ...

As with other tier 1 and 1.5 cities, Chengdu is investing heavily into innovation and entrepreneurship. The rapidly expanding start-up environment, as a central pillar of innovation, has received a significant boost through new infrastructure, subsidies and policy incentives.For New Zealand start-ups looking to tap into the...

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Understanding the Chinese Millennial Consumer

Understanding the Chinese Millennial Consumer

Goldman Sachs refers to Chinese millennials as “the single most important demographic on the planet today”. Making up one-third of China’s total consumers (415 million people), this group of young Chinese are a force to be reckoned with. They are the first Chinese people in living memory to have the chance...

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The top Chinese social media apps for SMEs

The top Chinese social media apps for SMEs

The 846 million active users on WeChat are hard to ignore, but the costs required to stand out are making the platform less attractive, particularly to smaller brands. While large multinational brands, such as Coca-Cola or Adidas, can afford to invest significant budget on Chinese social media strategies, the same cannot be...

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Arrangement to boost China – NZ trade

Arrangement to boost China – NZ trade

An agreement to boost New Zealand-China trade was signed on 27 March by Customs Minister Nicky Wagner and China’s Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Wang Lutong. The Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) ensures border agencies in New Zealand and China recognise one another’s trusted exporter programmes.“New...

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2019 to be China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

2019 to be China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

A new international agreement will focus on attracting high-value Chinese visitors who stay longer, spend more and travel independently says Tourism Minister Paula Bennett. The 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism initiative was announced in March by Prime Minister Bill English during an official visit from Chinese Premier...

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