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Foreign brands’ consumer goods market share shrinking in China

U.S. companies can face many challenges in efforts to sell their products in China. Among these are legal difficulties. Among the things that can give rise to such difficulties are the unique aspects of Chinese law and the unique concerns related to navigating business law matters in China. Given the possibility of challenging legal matters coming up in connection to doing business in China, knowledgeable legal guidance can be a critical thing for a U.S. company to have when making efforts to sell products in the Chinese market.

Another class of challenge U.S. companies can encounter in relation to selling goods in China are challenges related to competing with Chinese businesses. Recent numbers indicate that foreign brands have been facing strong challenges from domestic brands in China lately.

Etiquette issues for business endeavors in China

Among the things that can raise special issues for U.S. companies when undertaking business endeavors in China are the differences between the U.S. and China. There are many types of such differences that can have business implications.

Among these are cultural differences. The culture of a place can impact many things. This includes the business etiquette of the place. So, the differences between Chinese and U.S. culture raise some etiquette considerations when it comes to doing business in China. A recent CNBC article went over some tips on business etiquette for individuals who will be doing business in China. These tips touch on a range of things, including: business cards, entrances, hand gestures, handshakes, meeting lengths, personal authenticity and wardrobe.

Chinese millennials have high home ownership levels

When selling products or services in China, one thing it is of great importance for a U.S. company to take into account is the unique market behavior of the particular consumers in China they are targeting. Some U.S. companies operating in China target their products/services towards millennials. Throughout the world, this generation is becoming an increasingly major consumer force.

Millennials can have unique trends when it comes to consumer behavior. An important thing to note though is that what these trends are can differ considerably from country to country. Each country’s millennials have their own unique circumstances that could impact their behavior as consumers.

New cyber security law may impact business in China

Many businesses operating in China understand the challenges that come from such a competitive marketplace. Staying relevant can be difficult, especially when it seems like the deck may be stacked against you. Rules and regulations change frequently, and sometimes they may have an adverse effect upon your ability to do business within the country.

A new rule in China is drawing a lot of scrutiny from business owners in the United States and Europe. The law concerns the storage of data, and requirements that businesses must meet when securing their data. This post discusses this rule, and what this might mean for companies looking to do business in China.

Consumer views can have big impacts for companies doing business in China

Many customer views can have significant impacts on companies. This includes how positively consumers view businesses in general. It also includes the overall level of optimism among consumers.

The results from a recent survey on these topics provide some interesting insights on the unique issues and challenges that can come up for U.S. companies that are operating in China.

China remains on America’s IP watch list

Countries vary considerably in their intellectual property laws and the level of protection they give businesses when it comes to intellectual property. How is China doing on this front?

Well, the U.S. argues that China still has a ways to go. China remains on an intellectual property watch list kept by the U.S. government. A recent U.S. Trade Representative report argues that parties from the U.S. face “serious challenges” when it comes to protecting their intellectual property rights in China.

Entering the Chinese market: What you must know about consumers

We have discussed earlier how difficult it can be for businesses to break into the Chinese marketplace. The ever-changing laws make it challenging for businesses to know the right steps to take to ensure that they are able to protect and profit from their ideas. While advancements in this area seemingly happen every day, business owners need to stay informed so that they can ensure a profitable presence in China.

While it is extremely important to stay up-to-date on the laws, it is also essential that you as a business owner understand what it is like to sell products in the country. You have to know what consumers are looking for so that you are able to deliver a good or service that makes a lasting connection. In this post, we discuss some of the things that you must review when determining your approach to doing business in China.

U.S. and China reach trade deals

U.S. companies can sometimes encounter barriers in their efforts to expand into China or grow their Chinese operations. For example, in some industries, such businesses could encounter significant market access restrictions.

Recently, some trade deals were reached between the U.S. and China which could, among other things, open the door to improved market access to China for certain U.S. industries.

Making proper adjustments important when expanding into China

Some U.S. business owners make the decision that it is in their company’s best interests to expand into the Chinese market. Given the large size of China’s market, this market can provide a range of opportunities for businesses. However, expanding into China can also carry many challenges with it.

So, companies can vary quite a bit in how successful their efforts to expand into China turn out. One thing that can impact the success likelihood of such an effort is how a company addresses the legal issues related to establishing a business presence in China.

Chinese courts issue ruling finding trademark infringement

The ever-changing marketplace in China has resulted in many questions regarding the proper steps to take to ensure that a company is able to protect its intellectual property rights. Recent changes to IP laws in the China have led to some positive developments for companies here in the U.S. that do business in the country.

For the past several decades, there was often little American companies could do to get Chinese officials to take action when a Chinese company was infringing upon trademarks. We have probably all seen advertisements or emails for designer goods that are substantially marked down from their usual prices. Manufacturers in China are producing knock-off items and then selling them at a lower cost, which hurts the American company that otherwise sells those goods.

Shi Yan grid lawyer
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