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Trading with China: Opportunities for Entering and Expanding

Posted: 7th June 2022

•Tuesday 14 June
•09:00 – 10:00 (UK time)
•Internal event for Trade teams within the Chamber Network

If your members are considering entering into – or expanding trading with – the vast Chinese market, then this fascinating and practical webinar is for you.

We’re joined by Tom Duke, HM Deputy Trade Commissioner for China & Hong Kong, who will talk through the support DIT can offer exporters in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce in China, who are interested in entering or expanding their presence in the China market. Tom will also talk about the major trade opportunities emerging in both goods and services across China that your member businesses can benefit from.

More about the Chinese Market

China is the UK’s 3rd largest trading partner, accounting for 7.3% of total UK trade with exports in 2021 amounting to £27 billion. Appetite for UK goods and services continue to grow and develop despite the challenges thrown up by the pandemic. The latest polling indicate that 63% of Chinese consumers are buying more British products than they were five years ago – and that they are happy to pay a premium to do so. China is also a complex market, with unique regulator landscapes, linguistic and cultural differences, and currently strict Covid-19 international travel restrictions.

Get involved

Tom welcomes questions in advance so if you have a specific point you would like answers, please send them to Anne-Marie Martin.
Book Here.

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