PTL China B2B News share with you what awaits in China 2018.
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Dear jingjing,

Happy 2018! We trust that you had a successful and progressing 2017. At the beginning of 2018, we will be holding the China Boot Camp for Australian startups and SMEs in Shanghai. The PTL Partners Event will be held at one of our partners-Servcorp Shanghai, an Australian service business center. PTL has also just entered the co-working space--DayDayUp Beijing, which allows us to serve our four Israeli clients on a close face-to-face level. In this PTL China B2B newsletter you will read about:
As more and more foreigners come to China and work here, there have been a few new policy updates regarding the visa renewal process. China has also introduced a new visa type called the “talent visa”. As cross broader e-commerce has been booming, the Chinese customs has also removed/reduced the consumer goods tariffs. Enjoy your reading!

What Awaits in China 2018: A Dynamic Market Brimming with Potential
An interview with PTL Group GM-Arie Schreier 

Q: How do you see the market shifting in China?
A: The type of international company that is entering the Chinese market is shifting from a more traditional manufacturing and industrial company to start-ups in the tech and internet industries. About 5 years ago, our feeling as an organization had been that everyone who wanted to enter the China market was already here, or that people had tried, failed, and then left. Concurrently, we began to witness a huge start-up boom not only around the globe but also in the Israeli market, which brought new entrants and clients for PTL Group—and they keep coming. Many Israeli companies have taken advantage of both Chinese and Israeli government grants to help support market entry in China. This aid smoothed the way for companies that would not have entered the China market without access to special economic zones such as dedicated industrial parks, and specific policies that allowed an easier entry. Read more

Update to Work Permit Renewal Process in China Announced

This December, the China State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs announced a change in the foreigner work visa renewal process that will affect every foreigner in China. The announcement states that all applications to renew their Chinese work permit must be submitted at least 30 days before the expiration on their permit. This means that all required paperwork must be prepared well in advance of the renewal period. The new regulation is to take effect on February 28th, 2018, just days after the 2018 Chinese New Year holiday. Read more

PTL GROUP Opens a Second Office in Beijing to Support Israeli Companies

PTL Group continues to grow and develop its services to Israeli companies in the Chinese market. Recently, we opened another office in Beijing at DayDayUp, with the goal of streamlining the service to our already existing customers. DayDayUp has become Beijing's most popular office complex among Israeli high-tech companies. For more information about offices and business services in China, Contact Us.

China Slashes Import Tariffs on Consumer Goods

Beginning December 1st, 2017, The Ministry of Finance has stated that there will be a cut on import tariffs on a diverse range of consumer products. This initiative comes as an effort to facilitate the increasingly varied domestic demand and to aid the “consumption upgrade”. As foreign imported good are seen as higher quality and safer than locally produced products, they are currently more desirable to consumers hence, and this initiative is hoped increase consumer spending.
The average tariff rate will decrease to around 7.7 percent from 17.3 percent. The reduction in import tariffs will affect 187 codes which include items in food, health supplements, pharmaceuticals and recreational products to name a few. Read more

The Inside Scoop: How to Use the
144-hour Transit Visa in China

And how can I get a 6-day sojourn (144 hours) in China without having to take another trip to the visa office? The first and most important is that you might not be eligible unless you are from one of the 53 qualified countries. The full list can be found here, but it includes all the countries apart of Schengen Agreement, the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Australia just to name a few. Unfortunately, Israel does not make the list…yet! Read more

New Chinese “High-end Talent Visa” for Foreigners is Implemented in 2018

China introduces a new free, fast-track visa, for “high-end” foreign talent. The report, released by the state news agency Xinhua, stated that under new policy from the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, applicants who qualify for the Certificate For Foreign High-End talent can obtain the new visa as fast as five working days. With this certificate applicants can apply for new 5 or 10 year multiple entry visas. Read more

The Coming PTL Partner Networking Event in Shanghai
Co-hosted with Servcorp Citigroup Tower, Shanghai 
January 19th 16:00-18:00

PTL Group welcomes you to the next Partner Event held on the January 19th at  ServCorp.

PTL Group wants to wish you a happy New Year!This upcoming event is going to focus on how can companies thrive in an innovative way. We are happy to present PTL’s two partner speakers:

Galena Slavova is the current CEO of Changzhou Sunrise Enterprise Management Consulting, Ltd.She will be discussing the key aspects and importance to gaining funding as an innovative company in China.

Joe van Rensburg is a creative brand strategist who has spent eight years in business to business branding.His presentation shall be discussing the B2B strategy trends and relating these trends to real world case studies.

We are looking forward to meeting old and new partners and friends on Jan 19th and please click here to save your seat!


When Technology Meets Professional Translation

We recently came across a global Marketplace for professional translations-Smartlation, which is a sophisticated website based on unique algorithms enables us to upload any file including handwriting or a scanned file, in any language, get instant quotes from a selection of professional translators from all over the world, choose one or more and order directly through the website.  Use the link and check it out, get a special discount for PTL Group clients & friends.

January-March Exhibitions in Shanghai

 Jan 25-26
 Mar 1-3
 Mar 7-9
 Mar 7-9 
 Mar 14-16
 Mar 14-16
 Mar 26- 29

Our Dutch Client-SABA Will Exhibit at Interzum Guangzhou
March 28-31 2018

SABA, the Dutch producer of high-quality and technically progressive adhesives and sealants , will exhibit at Interzum Guangzhou this March. PTL Group has supported their headquarter to manage the preparation of the booth 4 years in a roll. 

Visit their booth in Hall S14, Booth 2F05


How Can We Assist You in China?

For the past 17 years we've been assisting international companies manage their operations in the Chinese market. We would be happy to assist you as well with our array of proffesional services in China:

About us
PTL Group is a sales and distribution incubator, and fulfillment logistics provider for SMEs entering China. As a strategic partner, PTL Group supports companies selling advanced technology products in B2B markets by providing managment services and operational infrastructure to its clients. Offering the Managment-in-Trust business model, PTL Group supports companies in different stages of their penetration into the market.

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