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Scoprite Cina

Il successo commerciale internazionale non riguarda solo voi e i vostri clienti. Scoprite le informazioni sui paesi con cui commerciate e familiarizzate con diverse pratiche commerciali, culture, dogane ed economie.

At a Glance

With a population in excess of 1.3 billion people, China is home to the world’s single largest consumer market—a market that represents approximately 20% of the planet’s population. Its workforce population alone was estimated at 798 million in 2006. The country occupies a land mass of 3.7 million square miles (9,596,960 square kilometers).

Financial Facts:
  • China’s 2007 GDP was US$3.249 trillion, or US$2,458 per capita
  • 2007 real growth rate was 11.4%

China formally joined the World Trade Organization in December 2001. The U.S. Department of State notes, as part of this far-reaching trade liberalization agreement, China agreed to lower tariffs and [to] abolish market impediments. Chinese and foreign businessmen, for example, gained the right to import and export on their own, and to sell their products without going through a government middleman…China has made significant progress implementing its WTO commitments, but serious concerns remain, particularly in the realm of intellectual property rights protection.

Perhaps you’re interested in establishing a partnership with one of the country’s exporters. You may be considering joint ventures with Chinese companies, franchise or licensing opportunities or sales of your products and services in China. Whatever your interests and needs, the resources provided in this section will lead you to information that can support your entry into this enormous market.

China is actively seeking international trade partners in countries throughout the world. These resources are designed to help you stay up to date regarding developments in trade regulations and procedures, and the latest business news from this rapidly changing market. Its leading export partners are the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, the European Union, South Korea and Singapore. Its leading import partners are Japan, the European Union, Taiwan, South Korea, the United States, Malaysia and Australia.

The Chinese government announced in July 2008 that the country’s trade surplus fell to US$99.03 billion in the first half of the year, down 11.8% from the same period in 2007. The government attributed the change to a variety of factors, including: “China's policies to tame surplus…the rising prices of energy and resources [and] the global slowdown.”