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Exporting to China

Thinking about exporting your products and services to China? Do you need to advise your clients on international trade? Find guides and trade forecasts, check the economic and political outlook, and get expert help for your research from the ICAEW Library.

Export guides

Exporting to China
Department for International Trade 
Regularly updated guide for British companies looking to do business in this country. The guide offers an export overview and highlights the challenges and opportunities for UK businesses in China. It also gives guidance on start-up issues, legal considerations, tax, customs and entry requirements.

Market Access Database
European Commission
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. Has information on import procedures and formalities and import duties and taxes. A further section outlines the EU’s trading arrangements with a specific country or region.

Economic and political outlook

ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users can access a regularly updated report providing assessment of the short, medium and long term outlook for China. The publication includes a five year forecast for key indicators, including economic growth and inflation. It also features analysis of labour markets, exchange rates, economic development, external trade, natural resources and key industry sectors.

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More forecasts and indicators

EIU country profile: China
Economist Intelligence Unit
Up-to-date highlights covering the economy, political outlook, credit risk, regulatory assessment, business environment and key industry sectors.

Asia Pacific Economic Outlook
Deloitte/Deloitte University Press
A monthly overview and analysis of economic activity in the region Each edition looks at China and three other Asia Pacific countries.

Expanding into China
Grant Thornton
Guidance on expanding into China, including the latest economic summary supported by data from Grant Thornton International's business research programme. 

Economic Update: Greater China
ICAEW's quarterly economic forecast for the region, with detailed analysis of activity and trends prepared specifically for the finance profession.

Trade data

China: Economic indicators
Trading economics
Information, including historical data, for a range of economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and commodity prices. Data is based on official sources, and facts are regularly checked for inconsistencies.

Business environment

On our Doing Business in China page you can find information on the business environment, local law and support networks.

Industry reports

View the latest reports on key industries in China, including data on market value, market segmentation, competitive landscape, leading companies in the industry, market forecasts and demographics.

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Companies

We can provide ICAEW members with financial data and reports for companies in this country through our company research service.

Risk and insolvency

Economic studies: China
Coface
Profile regularly updated by the credit insurance group. It gives a general risk assessment, detailed information on means of payment and collection methods in China, insolvency trend data and a comparison against the payment incident index.

Asia Country Report China 2019
Atradius
Report highlighting recent economic developments in China and the outlook for the year ahead. The report also looks at the country's most important business sectors, assesses the current insolvency environment and provides a selection of key indicators

Further reading

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