In April 2016, the Chinese government made a number of significant amendments to the regulation of Cross Border E-commerce (hereafter CBEC) in the country, including a new tax policy and a list of products authorised to be imported via CBEC.
Both amendments can affect all participants in the supply chain of imported products through CBEC into China, from suppliers and traders in the EU, to online platforms registered to trade with imported products via CBEC.
Meanwhile, China has set up seven new free trade zones in September this year in Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Chongqing, Sichuan and Shanxi. It now has a total number of 11 free trade zones across the country, each positioned differently to reflect the unique economic characteristics of the region. The other four zones established earlier were Shanghai, Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian.
To help European companies better understand how the changes in China’s CBEC and Free Trade Zones affect their businesses, the EU SME Centre and China-Italy Chamber of Commerce invite you to take part in our conference held in Guangzhou on November 21st.