Owing to increasing clamor over air pollution, over the past few years China has been making increasingly earnest attempts to control its pollution. This year marks the fourth year of the Environmental Inspection (name TBA), and industries have been hit hard.
This is serious business – a couple years ago, this inspection resulted in 3,000 officials being disciplined and 198 million yuan ($29,860,651.26) in fines being levied. So what is this check about, how does it work, and what are the ramifications?
(There are other places to read up on China’s aggressive war against pollution – I’ll leave that reading up to you.)
The bi-annual fair season is here once again with the Canton Fair & Global
Sources Show starting in a couple of days.
If you are an Amazon Seller, this is also time for the Bi-Annual Global Sources Amazon Summit as well as the Cross-Border Summit.
(You can use the code A2M100 to get a $100 discount at the Global Sources Summit and code tsb9931 for a 20% discount at the Cross Border Summit)
I have written about trade shows in China a fair bit, for e.g. Here and Here. I have also written a couple of eBooks on the Subject, one focused on the Canton Fair in Guangzhou and the other focused on The Global Sources Show that takes place in Hong Kong.
I still remember the first time I came to China. I used to work in Beijing and was looking to set up a business that had something to do with international trade but that’s pretty much all I knew. I had no clear plan for my business model or an understanding of what value I could offer.
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What I did know was that the best way to look for answers and inspiration would be by attending a lot of trade fairs. Global Sources show & the Canton Fair were some of the first ones I attended because they are by far the biggest and strategically timed in a way that with the right planning, visitors can attend both of them in a single visit.
This was a real eye-opening experience for me & I went back with tons of inspiration and some knowledge.
Fast forward a few months from these visits. I moved to Guangzhou and have since attended both these trade shows on countless occasions. At my company, IMEX Sourcing Services, we don’t really use the fairs so much for sourcing but they are a great source of information about how the market is changing & the general mood of the market.
I have shared everything I had to share about the Canton Fair in an eBook earlier, which you can find here, so it was high time I did one for my other favorite sourcing exhibition, i.e. the Global Sources Hong Kong Exhibition, and hence this eBook.
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