The Noodle Bowl of Bilateral Trade in Asia

Posted by Julia Gorman on Tue, Mar, 14 2017 @ 2:00 PM

In the early 2000’s, bilateral trade agreements started popping up in Asia at a feverish pace. As opposed to multilateral trade agreements, bilateral agreements are negotiated between two individual countries. Although the removal of additional parties alleviates the process of negotiating terms and conditions, this is merely a short-term benefit. The quick fix of bilateral agreements ultimately results in an increased amount of free trade agreements as a means of compensating for unaccounted parties.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Duty Management

Video Series Chapter 5: Duty Management

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Oct, 5 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Continued from Chapter 4: Logistics

Minimizing duties is one of the fastest and easiest ways to squeeze significant financial returns out of a company's global supply chain. Duty minimization opportunities come in many forms, but many companies fail to take advantage of these programs due to the perceived difficulty of qualifying for and administering them.

The fifth video in our series explains how automating the duty management process is the best way to reap the benefits – like cutting duties and taxes by 80-100%.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Duty Management, Foreign-Trade Zones, Trade Agreements

How to Prepare for China’s New Standardized Customs System

Posted by Colleen Bush on Thu, Aug, 11 2016 @ 12:04 PM

It is no secret that conducting trade in China can be rather difficult and complex, but that might all change with China’s brand new standardized Customs system.  This automated system was created by China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) in order to simplify trade by unifying Customs and standardizing nationwide enforcement of declaration issues, classification and valuation. The pilot program began in Shanghai in June, with a goal of national implementation by 2020.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Duty Management

The Keys to Effective China Trade Operations

Posted by Mollie Leon on Wed, Jul, 6 2016 @ 9:30 AM

China’s dominance as the world’s top country for sourcing hasn’t swayed under the pressures that have been the topic of discussion in the boardroom, on the campaign trail, around the dining room table, or during trade negotiations in nearly every country around the world. China has maintained its place as the foremost manufacturing hub and continues to gain momentum as the premier outsourcing destination for low-cost and fast manufacturing.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Import Management, Duty Management, Export Management

China Trade Policy Update - Are You Aware Of These Recent Changes?

Posted by Kae-Por Chang on Wed, Apr, 6 2016 @ 2:53 PM

The China General Administration of Customs released GAC 2016 Circular 20 on March 24, 2016 to change Customs declaration filing requirements with an effective date of March 30, 2016.

So how does this affect your organization and what should you do to ensure trade compliance? 

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Topics: China Trade Management, Duty Management, Foreign-Trade Zones

Nexteer Enhances China Trade Management Capability with Amber Road

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, Jan, 19 2016 @ 10:36 AM

Nexteer Automotive has expanded its use of Amber Road’s China Trade Management Solution (CTM) to automate compliance with China’s trade regulation regimes and enhance supply chain performance.

Nexteer is a multi-billion dollar global manufacturer of advanced steering and driveline products headquartered in Saginaw, Mich. The company has twenty-one manufacturing plants across the Americas, Europe and Asia and serves many of the world’s largest automakers.

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Topics: China Trade Management

What Are Companies Looking for in GTM in 2016?

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Fri, Jan, 8 2016 @ 1:44 PM

As we transition into 2016, what capabilities are companies looking for in a global trade management solution? Maintaining transparent relationships with suppliers will be key this year, as strategic sourcing increases and customers express interest in where their products come from. As before, organizations looking to expand their operations in China will need expertise navigating Process Trade and other regulations. Additionally, shippers require agility in their supply chains to avoid and even predict bottlenecks, natural disasters, and other disruptions.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Global Trade Management

Siemens to Streamline International Trade Processes in China

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Tue, Dec, 8 2015 @ 10:19 AM

Siemens AG has selected Amber Road’s China Trade Management solution to centralize and automate Customs and China Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) procedures for all of Siemens’ China- related import and export activities.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Import Management, Global Trade Content

Scott Byrnes Discusses Managing CTM Complexities with Supply Chain Digest

Posted by Lisa Feroli on Tue, Apr, 28 2015 @ 3:03 PM

“Companies that develop a strategic approach to doing business in China have markedly better outcomes than those that manage it tactically,” Scott Byrnes, Vice President of Marketing at Amber Road, notes.

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Topics: China Trade Management, Amber Road News

Last Chance! Register for our China Trade Management Webinar This Wednesday

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Mon, Apr, 27 2015 @ 2:18 PM

Don't miss your chance to hear global trade experts discuss the current regulatory climate in China! SCM World and Amber Road China have teamed up for a webinar this Wednesday, April 29 - register here!

According to SCM World research, supply chain leaders view China as the indisputable premier growth opportunity. At the same time, it was fifth on executives' list of countries considered too risky to do business in, due to complex trade regulations, immature logistics infrastructure, the threat of rapid cost increases, and an opaque sub-distribution network.

Considering these challenges, how can companies develop a more systematic, strategic approach to trade with China?

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Topics: China Trade Management, Webinars