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Research your China potential without leaving your desk

We are all aware that there is massive potential for UK companies to do business with China. Are you interested but unsure how well-suited your products or services are to the Chinese market? We will try to establish this for you and offer to do some initial research on your behalf, but you will need to act quickly!

China is keen to show that it is a reliable, open and significant partner in world trade, for imports as well as exports. Given the tariff dispute between the USA and China, this is good timing for UK companies.

We have a simple process for all Midlands companies interested in researching their China potential.

1. You provide us with brochures and sales material on the products/services you believe might be of interest in China (in an electronic form) and send it to us at the Department for International Trade (DIT) via Survey Monkey by Monday 10 September 2018. Note:

a. We are particularly interested in innovative products and services.
b. Your literature does not need to be translated, English is fine.
c. We do not expect priced literature – just the features and benefits of your products/services.
d. You do not need to provide detailed technical information.

2. We will collate and send on to China via the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MofCOM) in each province.

3. MofCOM will link your offerings to companies in their provinces. If there is interest, we will establish contact and open a dialogue. Because this is done at a provincial level, we will receive answers from individual provinces at different times.
It is the combination of central targets for purchases, together with the ability to test the waters without leaving the UK that make this an unusual and potentially very attractive offer.

Deadline: 10 September 12:00Hrs BST For more information: / 0345 052 4001