Category Archives: International Trade

After our book tour, and a string of recent wins, we’re proud to say that ExportNow has been receiving increasing attention in the news. In addition to features on USA Today and BusinessWeek, which we’ve previously covered here, we are very pleased to be getting coverage in the Chinese media, in addition to the US […]
Industry Report: Alibaba on the Rise While Google and Amazon Wage War at Home Export Now | Industry Report Anyone wondering about the future of E-commerce in China doesn’t need to look far to see emerging trends, and massive market growth. Die-hard followers of news in the export industry will already be aware is […]
In the wake of “Linsanity” (or Lin fengkuang) and Li Na’s continued ascent to the top of women’s tennis, China’s attention to sports has increased sharply. The international prominence of these athletes is changing the often self-imposed stereotype that China’s athletic success is limited to individual, Olympic-style athletic competition and has raised questions about the […]
American exports are expected to rise faster than imports over the next five years, with exports to China expected to grow at an annual rate of 7.1% according to an HSBC Bank forecast. Imports from China are expected to grow at a rate of 4.3%. Many cities and states are seeing exports grow at a […]
The February push by President Obama for a “unified federal trade budget” to help American exporters could help more businesses sell more goods to China. Increased American trade assistance through the US Export-Import bank would be a direct result of the initiative. A central part of the plan is an effort to establish equitable international […]
What’s on your nightstand? We put together this list of books to help any executive develop strategies and plans for 2012 that will open new markets and build strong connections to new customers. 1. The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You Helen Wang, who holds a masters […]
John Bryson, the new US Secretary of Commerce, traveled to China earlier this month, accompanied by US Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Both attended a meeting for the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT). The meeting was also attended by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan who represented China in the 22nd session of the […]
With an explosion of growth in China’s e-commerce world, the Chinese consumer is as accessible as ever. Taobao, with a 30% share of the e-commerce B2C platform market in China, has proven that TMall is as appetizing to businesses interested in exporting as it is to Chinese entrepreneurs. Gap Inc. has recently shown its intentions […]
After the passing of Steve Jobs, China’s micro-blogs and social networks exploded. The outpouring of support and sympathy is making clear the profound effect Apple’s brand- and by extension its leader – had on Chinese consumers. In the recent years, Apple has opened flagship stores in China’s wealthiest cities in order to combat the abundance […]