At Export Now, we make it possible for businesses of any size to build a trade bridge to China. China is hot, and because of that, there are a number of resources out there for companies who want to make the leap into the world’s most talked about up-and-coming market. The U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, non-profit, nonpartisan organization of around 220 businesses with a presence in China. The USCBC provides its membership, comprised of some the most influential actors in the international economy, with market and consumer information to help expand their business into the Chinese market.
The USCBC works with some of America’s largest corporations, like Disney and IBM, who are making big entrees into China, but there are many options available to small and medium businesses that want to compete in the Chinese market through exportation. Many of these opportunities are facilitated by governmental bodies, both Chinese and American. Examples include The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), The U.S. Commercial Service (CS), and many state-run programs with regional specificity.
Alibaba.com and its counterpart Aliexpress.com are private enterprises that can help small and medium businesses in the U.S. facilitate the export of their goods to China and other foreign markets. These websites, and the many other websites that resemble them, allow importers and exporters to interact in over 240 countries. Alibaba and Aliexpress are a great jumping off point for businesses looking to go deeper into overseas markets.