ERIC Number: ED194422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Doing Business with China.
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. Industry and Trade Administration.
This publication provides background and practical information for those interested in doing business with China. The United States officially recognized the People's Republic of China (PRC) on January 1, 1979. Chinese leaders view international trade as an important factor in transforming China into a modern industrial state as well as an instrument to foster the overall political and economic goals of making China a strong unified nation capable of exercising leadership in Asia and the world. China now has trading relations with more than 150 countries. Prior to approaching the Chinese foreign trade corporations (FTCs), many firms may want to assess the potential PRC market for their goods and services. Various groups in the United States attempt to survey Chinese industries and to assess the potential for American goods and services. Some of these may be found as sectoral reports in the "China Business Review" published by the National Council for United States-China Trade. The Commerce Department also has an ongoing effort to develop further market information. The publication lists Chinese FTCs describing the commodities handled by each. Specific steps for establishing contact with FTCs are discussed. The document then goes on to describe other trade related entities of the People's Republic of China. In China, end-users play a major role in deciding what commodities are to be procured. One excellent way to contact end-users in an attempt to influence their decisions is by exhibiting equipment where engineers and other representatives of consuming entities have an opportunity to observe and ask questions. Various Chinese fairs are described. Other topics discussed in the publication include currency, shipping and insurance, United States regulations governing trade with the PRC, trademarks, inventions and copyrights, and travel to China. United States domestic exports and imports are listed in the appendices. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Business, Exports, Foreign Countries, Marketing, Merchandise Information, Merchants, Travel
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock Number 003-009-00316-4, $1.80).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. Industry and Trade Administration.
Identifiers: China; International Trade
Note: Pages 4-5 and the Appendices may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy or microfiche due to small print and fading ink throughout original document.