Monthly Archives: December 2016

China to fulfill pledge to eliminate import tax on Australian thermal coal: Canberra

Australian thermal coal cargoes arriving at China’s ports on January 1, 2017, and thereafter will be clear of the Asian country’s 2% import tax, currently equivalent to $1.50/mt, and levied on the delivered CFR South China price of shipments, said … Continue reading

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What questions should you ask yourself before importing from China?

Just as there are many amazing discoveries that come out of countries like the US, Japan and Germany, China has never failed to amaze me with some of its outstanding innovations.  Just to cite a few examples: How about a … Continue reading

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China November trade data defy expectations as exports, imports expand

China’s November exports rose 0.1 percent on-year on a dollar denominated basis, reversing October’s 7.3 percent decline, Reuters reported on Thursday citing official data. Imports meanwhile grew at the fastest pace since September 2014, rising 6.7 percent from a year … Continue reading

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Are Smartphones China’s “Trump” Card?

“Apple can’t build an iPhone without China, but China can build many awesome phones without Apple.” There is no doubt that a Trump presidency has believers of free and open trade among nations on edge.  Free trade and globalization have … Continue reading

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