It has been several months since China’s first Pilot Free Trade Zone (Shanghai FTZ) launched in Shanghai, but the shipping and logistics industry is still waiting for more policies to be clarified.
China Trade Data
01 Apr 2014
The number of foreign trade containers handled by the Port of Tokyo rose 2.8 percent in 2013 from a year earlier to a new record high of 4.353 million 20-foot-equivalent units, according to preliminary figures released by the Tokyo metropolitan government.
24 Mar 2014
Fifteen years after China initiated its “Going Global” strategy, its trade with the major nations of South America has increased rapidly, and China has become an increasingly large purchaser of South American raw materials, and supplier of loans and investment capital.
12 Mar 2014
Rising labor costs and a shortage of workers in coastal China are two of the most serious problems footwear producers in that country face...
09 Mar 2014
China’s target of 7.5 percent GDP growth in 2014 will be a spur to shipping demand in the coming months, according to one shipping analyst.
19 Feb 2014
U.S. beef, Chinese solar panels, genetically modified corn and U.S. software were high on the agenda at annual trade talks the U.S. and China held in mid-January. Chinese officials also revealed the top item on their agriculture wish list: access to the U.S. market for apples grown in China.
16 Feb 2014
China confounded analysts in January as export and import growth accelerated despite the expected negative impact of Chinese New Year and forecasts of slowing economic expansion.
03 Feb 2014
South Korea’s economy is expected for perform better this year as export demand picks up.
27 Jan 2014
The United States overtook China to become Japan’s biggest export market for the first time in five years in 2013, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Finance Ministry.
24 Jan 2014
Although the Lunar New Year holidays do not officially start until the end of the month, factory towns across China’s manufacturing heartland have been powering down this week due to labor shortages or weak order books, hitting export loadings earlier than expected, according to logistics executives.
14 Jan 2014
China’s export competitiveness may be stagnating or eroding in key low-end commodities such as footwear, toys and furniture, but in consumer appliances and electronics, which require more technology in manufacturing, China is increasing its market share, according to a Jan. 7 report by Barclays out of Hong Kong.
13 Jan 2014
The major risks to Asian economic and trade growth this year lie in Europe and the U.S., according to one leading Asia based analyst.