According to the data of Chinese e-Commerce Research Center, by the end of 2012, the trading volumes of e-commerce market in China had reached 7.85 trillion.
Every so often, someone with a WFOE about to be shut down by the Chinese government (broadly defined) contacts us. These contacts seem to accelerate during economic slowdowns and that has been the case of late.
China’s State Council rang in this year’s holiday season by announcing a plan that could bring substantial gifts to certain Chinese manufacturers–as well as substantial challenges to their competitors in the United States.
Charles Moure (my firm’s head of litigation) and I recently won a substantial award in a CIETAC arbitration in Shenzhen.
About once a month my law firm gets a call from someone whose product is being held up at the U.S. border for one problem or another.
The Seattle Times recently wrote a long article on the trials and tribulations and successes involved in selling consumer products to China online.
At least once a year, one of our China lawyers has to tell a client that the company or the IP the client thought it had in China simply does not exist.