Do you need a European Owned Legal Entity — as your future partner for Importer and Exporter of Record?
Expert in DDP (delivery duty paid) capabilities for Europe.
You can use the Ahlers’ trading platform to orchestrate your route-to-market and outsource anything from transportation, import, customs clearance, digital marking of goods, to order-2-cash operations and local distribution.
A solution tailored that your needs, that aims to reduce your administrative burden and related costs.
White Paper Doing Business in China
Expanding your business by entering new markets can be challenging, especially when that new market involves a new country.
Each country has its own rules, regulations, and procedures for doing business. Local knowledge is essential, but companies often don’t have that knowledge. Read more on how we can help.
Trade Facilitation in complex markets
Today you are selling in Silk Road & Southeast Asia through your distributor, but you want to sell more. Take control of your route-to-market and strategic decision in how you do business in complex markets. At Ahlers, we help our customers develop their business in complex markets. You want to take the next step and take control of your commercial process. How do you do this?
Export to CIS
Planning to export to CIS or do you export to CIS already?
If your answer is 'yes' to one of the questions, it is important to be ready for a new law mandating the marking of consumer goods. Digital marking in CIS.
Get all the information you need to comply with the local legislation. Is your supply chain ready?
Debunking myths on doing business in China
China is a US$10trn market that’s growing at a staggering 7% a year. Looking to do business there? It’s a lot less daunting than you might think. Over the last decade, China has probably changed more dramatically than any other country in the world. However, if you can set aside your preconceptions and approach the Chinese market with an open mind, the opportunities are immense. Watch the videos with the Ahlers Trade Facilitation experts.
Myth #1 The Chinese do not like dairy products, as a result, the dairy market is not developed in China.
This has been true for a long time. Dairy products are not the basis of the traditional diet of the people of China. However, this market is considered as one of the most promising. According to many studies, imported products will occupy a significant market share in the coming years because China itself is not actively developing the livestock industry, as well as the feed industry. Watch here
Myth #2 Big cities are the best solution for starting a business in China.
Do you agree? Beijing and Shanghai are the best solutions to start doing business in China. We believe it is clear that the largest cities such as Beijing and Shanghai provide very favorable conditions for entrepreneurs and companies to start doing business in China. However, many experts advise not to forget about other big cities in China such as Guangzhou Shenzhen, and Wuhan with a population of more than 10 Million. Watch here
Myth #3 In China, priority is given to selling through offline channels.
It is not true. According to many studies, China is the first country in the world where online trading outnumbers offline trading - in 2021, the volume of online trade exceeded half of all retail trade and reached 52%. The growing importance of e-commerce and the widespread use and influence of social media are essential for the positioning of a company and product in the B2C and B2B markets in China. Watch here
Myth #4 LiveStream Commerce: future E-commerce made in China.
Live streaming is a business model in which retailers, influencers, or celebrities sell products and services through online streaming. It originated in China and today it is a full-fledged business model that officially appeared in 2016 with the creation of the Taobao Live platform from Alibaba. All kinds of manufacturers are present in the Live Streaming Chinese channel - from farmers to cars and even apartments. Watch here
Myth #5 Working with distributors covers the full potential of the market.
It is not true. It is typical for business development trade in China that the distributor cannot cover the potential of this market on its own, which is why the company needs more control over the Chinese market to be successfully developed and confidently presented in it. In addition, companies need an alternative setup to develop the brand and increase sales, which is not possible with the services of a distributor alone. Watch here
Myth #6 There is an increasing interest in community group buying.
That is true. Community group-buying has been one of the hottest e-commerce trends in China, allowing a coalition of people, often living in the same residential compound, to obtain discounts by purchasing groceries and other daily essentials in bulk. The practice is usually organized by a community leader who is recruited by platforms and can typically win a 10% commission of the total sale. Watch here