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Did China's big import expo live up to its expectations?

Three weeks ago, we wrote a piece that outlined the world’s expectations for the inaugural China International Import Exposition (CIIE). Yesterday, CIIE came to an end. Months of preparation, spearheaded by China’s Ministry of Commerce and Shanghai Local Government, including over 150 foreign governments and 3,600 companies, resulted in a landmark event for China in its opening up. The event has shown the world the appetite China has for imports, and China in turn pledged to continue to open its market for more foreign products.

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Foreign SMEs should enter the Chinese market now: Here’s Why

At the Belt and Road Advisory, part of our offer is to use our on-the-ground networks and longstanding experience in China to help foreign SMEs break into the Chinese market. Whilst it does not often get reported by international media, we have in the past year noticed an improvement in China’s business environment. These efforts have been spearheaded by Premier Li Keqiang and involve cutting red tape, reducing taxes, improving customs clearance times and reducing the documentation required to set up a business.

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