U.S. agricultural exports to China have increased by 120% since 2008, to nearly 28.9 billion dollars in 2013. Agriculture now accounts for nearly 24% of US-China trade .
Extending the African Growth and Opportunity Act, set to lapse on Sept. 30, 2015, will enable the U.S. to maintain a competitive edge against China in the rapidly expanding African market.
As most everyone who flies around China already knows, flight delays are maddeningly common there.
For years I have heard of how China’s press can be bought off with red envelopes.
In the last year or so, our China lawyers have been seeing something new: more and more American companies that have been doing business in China deciding that they “cannot take it any more.”
On March 13, 2014, People’s Bank of China (“PBC”) issued an opinion letter halting immediately the use of QR codes for payments using mobile phones (as distinguished from using QR codes at POS terminals) well as the use of virtual credit cards (“Opinion Letter”).
We represent a number of all natural organic cosmetic companies. Almost without exception, these companies tout how their products are “cruelty free” because they are never tested on animals.
One of our China lawyers just got the following email which, interestingly enough went to the spam folder. I mention that it went to the spam folder because it shows that Outlook recognized it for what it contained, a fairly standard China domain name scam email.
More than three years ago, we did the following post, entitled, China: Do Just One Thing. Trademarks.
From time to time I get calls from start-up companies about to embark on manufacturing in China. They are calling to ask what they need to do “to protect themselves.”