Another Happy Customer

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The week starts with news of a successful delivery of fork lift trucks and electric pallet trucks to one of our customers.  Single large items of Machinery like this come with particular challenges from choice of the right product, ensuring the product is suitable for use in the UK and checking all the relevant certificates…

Top Ten Pitfalls to Avoid When Trading With China

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We often get approached by clients who have tried sourcing and buying products from China but have run into difficulties .  Many are new to this but some have been buying from China for years.  We see some common threads and many of these problems are easily avoided by careful planning before you start searching…

Concerned about wide currency fluctuations during these uncertain times?

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One important issue one always needs to consider when trading overseas is currency exchange rates.  Most businesses desire a stable exchange rate between their currency and the currency their supplier or customer uses.  This was always promoted as one of the major advantages of monetary union within the Euro zone.   Stability allows companies to plan…

How will Brexit affect trade with China?

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With the 29 March deadline now upon us amazingly we still don’t know what form Brexit will take, or indeed if it will happen at all. This has caused well documented problems for many businesses. For businesses which trade overseas this is a particular problem today. There are many ships on the high seas today…

Last chance to buy before Chinese New Year

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It’s that time of year again and Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching.  On 4th February (New Year’s Eve) China will shut down to celebrate New Year.  This is the biggest event in the Chinese calendar and the entire country shuts down for two weeks with many factories shutting for 4 weeks. If you need…

Spare a thought for Christmas

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As Christmas approaches you may spot a seller on a street corner selling roasted chestnuts over an open brazier.  Surely one of those evocative Christmas sights and aromas.   But stop if you will and spare a moment to consider how those Chestnuts arrived there.  They may well have travelled over 5000 miles!   Many of the…

How to take control of your future during Brexit

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What can businesses really do to cope with the uncertainty of Brexit? As the deadline of 29 March grows closer the uncertainty surrounding Brexit seems to heighten.  One might have hoped the long awaited parliamentary vote on Mrs May’s deal would bring some clarity and resolution but sadly the fiasco continues unabated. So as you…

A successful year with record trade

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This year has been a very successful year for China-UK Trade Consultants. We have seen record trade volumes and helped more customers than ever before. Our customers have ranged from large corporate entities through to small start up businesses. Two of our biggest growth areas has been in sourcing products for those looking to buy…

Trade Delegation from Jinan Visits UK

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A successful innovation and cooperation seminar was hosted in the UK by China Britain Business Council. The meeting held at the Cafe Royale in London was attended by many dignitaries and business leaders from Jinan including Wang Zhonglin, Party Secretary, Jinan Municipal Party Committee who delivered the Keynote speech.  Also in attendance, and a measure…

China Returns to Work

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As China returns to work after it’s Autumn national holiday what changes can we see in trade between the UK and China in the run up to Christmas and into 2019? What has now become a trade war between China and the US is set to escalate over the coming months as planned rises in…