Consulting Services: Customizing Your China Strategy!
The Canada-China Agriculture and Food Development Exchange Centre, also known as the CCAgr, is a private company that actively promotes Canadian and Chinese cooperation and exchange through the agricultural and agri-food industries. With over 26 years of agriculture and agri-business experience, the CCAgr is ready to assist you in establishing your business in China.
Through our private consulting services, we organize seminars on how to do business in China, catered to your industry’s needs and wants. These seminars can be done face to face or through online training. Our “Doing Business in China” seminars are specific to your business and will offer the following necessary knowledge and assistance you need to enter China’s market:
- Introduction to China’s political system
- China’s business environment
- How to run an agricultural business in China
- Strategizing – how your business will fit in China’s marketplace
- Promoting your business and products in China
- Monitoring your business in China through the CCAgr
The CCAgr will help your business research the Chinese marketplace as well as assist you with appropriately and successfully integrating your company’s products and services into the market. The market strategies we create for your will dramatically increase your probabilities to succeed in China. Once we have developed your entrance strategy, we will assist you in promoting your products/services in the Chinese marketplace through our numerous connections with the Chinese business sector as well as with the organization of promotional events, newspaper articles, and other forms of media attention. Many people are unaware that websites and social media sites that are common to Canada and the U.S such as: Google, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and others, cannot be accessed in China. The CCAgr will help you access and develop China’s version of these sites so you can properly promote your services and products. A comparison of Canada and China’s social networking companies are listed below. Not only will you gain exposure from these sites, but we will also advertise for you on our two Chinese websites. Our websites are tailored to meet the specific needs of Chinese and Chinese-Canadian businessmen, buyers and suppliers, local government figures, industry leaders and investors interested in Canada’s agricultural sector. We make all the necessary arrangements to connect you with these people and help you build a strong, lasting relationship. We will facilitate contract negotiations and properly prepare you for the shift into international sales, including setting up your office overseas.
Today, every Canadian agriculture and agri-food company needs a "China Strategy". We represent Canadian agriculture, the Canadian regulatory system and the opportunities Canada has in the booming Chinese marketplace. We have the expertise in bridging the gaps between the Eastern and Western business cultures and can be your link to new markets. Contact the CCAgr and get started on your “China Strategy” today!
So you want to do business in China and open the door to the world's largest agriculture and agri-food market?
You're in the right place!
"The Chinese do business like no Western country on earth...
The best way to make decisions on China is not from
thousands of miles away; it is from within."
(Tim Clissold, 2005. Born in England, Tim Clissold has spent the past twenty years working as a financial adviser in China)
Let us with 25 years Canada-China agriculture and agri-food industry
experience serve you.
Together, We CAN make a difference!
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Why do Canadian agricultural companies do business in China?
1. Major emerging market
2. Large trained labour pool
3. Favourable business atmosphere
4. Dynamic fast-growing economy
5. Rapidly increasing consumer wealth
6. Very low employment costs
There are three different business incorporation vehicles which can be utilised by Canadians to do business in China. These are:
1. Utilizing a representative office
2. Seeking a Chinese joint venture partner
3. Establishing a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE)
Representative Office (RO):
A representative office is just a subsidiary of a foreign company in China. If you are looking for a company that needs a local presence to manage services, coordinate outsourcing business activities or research developing Chinese markets, then a representative office is a useful and inexpensive vehicle for establishing a presence in China. The main purposes of a representative office are conducting market research, monitoring purchasing activities, and marketing and sales administration for sales conducted between China and your parent company. Representative offices cannot write bill for service or sales to their clients in China. However, you can act like a liaison in matters of ordering, shipping, collecting money, and so on.
A joint venture is business where a foreign firm goes into businesses with local Chinese partners. Joint ventures are usually established to exploit market knowledge, obtain preferential market treatment, and increase the manufacturing capabilities of the Chinese side along with the technology, manufacturing know-how and marketing experience of the foreign partner.
Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE):
These are 100% foreign owned companies, originally developed for the specific purpose of encouraging foreign investment in manufacturing for export in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in China, and they were prohibited from selling to the Chinese domestic market. Since a recent change in regulations, from 1 December 2004, WFOE's can now trade within China, and can sell wholly foreign manufactured goods in China. The capital requirements for such companies have also been dramatically reduced.
If you are interested and want to know more information about it, contact us now!