+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)

PRINTER FRIENDLY

China Hand Chapter 11 Distribution

  • ID: 2138663
  • Report
  • Region: China
  • 79 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
1 of 3
China continues to invest in its soft and hard infrastructure even as economic growth moderates. China's goal is to continue upgrading a reasonably well-developed distribution network, a network that ensures almost nothing is impossible in terms of distribution. Despite the significant improvement in infrastructure, distribution in China remains expensive. As a proportion of GDP, it costs twice as much to distribute goods in China than in developed economies.

The high cost of distribution is coming into sharper focus as economic growth slows down. China's real GDP growth dipped to 6.6% in the third quarter of 2016, slightly below the 6.7% recorded in the first half of the year or the 6.9% in 2014. Although still roughly within the targets set by the government, it was the slowest growth rate since the global financial crisis in 2008-09 and a far cry from the 9.3% growth recorded in 2011. The slowdown resulted from a combination of factors, including weaker external demand for Chinese goods, higher costs in China, and measures to reign in speculative real-estate investment.

Although demand has weakened, expansion and upgrading of expressways, railways and waterways have continued, in line with the "Medium and Long-term Development Plan for Logistics Industry, 2014-2020", issued by the State Council in October 2014. The plan aims to trim the logistics cost's share of GDP from 18% in 2013 to 16% by 2020.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
2 of 3
China Hand Chapter 11 Distribution

Chapter 11: Distribution: China's provinces and their capitals

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 1: Distribution system: Overview
Economic concerns

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 1: Distribution system: Distribution difficulties
Cost factors
Administrative policies

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 1: Distribution system: Market liberalisation
CEPA arrangements

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 1: Distribution system: Maritime challenges

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 2: Distribution channels: Overview
Investment guidelines
Practical challenges

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 2: Distribution channels: Wholesale markets

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 2: Distribution channels: Foreign and domestic distributors
From FTC to market listing

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 2: Distribution channels: Traditional retail channels
National players

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 2: Distribution channels: Franchising

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 2: Distribution channels: Online shopping

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 2: Distribution channels: E-fulfilment relies on bike power

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 3: Logistics players: Overview

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 3: Logistics players: Key trends in third-party logistics

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 3: Logistics players: Freight forwarders

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 3: Logistics players: Courier services

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 3: Logistics players: Transport options
Ahead of schedule
Rapid expansion of ports
River ports are being upgraded

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 3: Logistics players: A trans-continental rail dream

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 3: Logistics players: Warehousing choices abound

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 4: Distribution strategies: Overview
Corruption and food safety

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 4: Distribution strategies: Devising a strategy

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 4: Distribution strategies: Strategy I: Self-distribution
Holding companies

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 4: Distribution strategies: Strategy II: Managed relationships

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 4: Distribution strategies: Strategy III: Distributors as joint-venture partners

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 4: Distribution strategies: Distribution issues

Chapter 11: Distribution: Section 4: Distribution strategies: Case study: Finding a network partner

Appendix
Laws and regulations affecting distribution
Law of the People's Republic of China on Chinese-Foreign Contractual Joint Ventures (2016 Amendment)*
Law of the People's Republic of China on Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises (2016 Amendment) *
Law of the Peopl's Republic of China on Chinese-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures (2016 Amendment)
Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Investments by Taiwan Compatriots (2016Amendment)
Notice of the Ministry of Finance, the General Administration of Customs and the State Administration of Taxation on the Tax Policies on Cross-Border E-Commerce Retail Imports *
Administrative Measures for the Confirmation and Recordation of Foreign-Funded Projects *
Chapter I General Provisions
Chapter II Project Management Methods
Chapter III Project Confirmation
Chapter IV Project Recordation
Chapter V Project Modification
Chapter VI Supervision and Administration
Chapter VII Legal Liability
Chapter VIII Supplementary Provisions
Editor's note: The following laws and regulations with previous Distribution chapters.
Appendix: Laws and regulations affecting distribution
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
3 of 3

Loading
LOADING...

4 of 3

Loading
LOADING...

Adroll
adroll