China Gateway

China Gateway is China–Britain Business Council’s premier market advisory service. Within this consolidated offering, we have designed China Gateway to be flexible and accommodate all your market needs.

Entering China is a key decision for businesses of all sizes. Our objective is to help you find the right path to accelerate your China market entry, and to unlock the full potential of your business operations in China. Whether you are new to China or experienced in doing business in the market, the rapidly evolving Chinese business and political environment presents significant opportunities and potential.

Now more than ever before, it is critical to have an in-depth understanding of China’s increasingly sophisticated consumers and market segments; its diverse cities, regions and economic zones; and business environment factors that present unique challenges both at the beginning of the journey and in-market for foreign invested enterprises. For this reason CBBC has developed China Gateway to support British companies of all sizes and across multi-sectors to de-risk and demystify the process of doing business with China.

Why CBBC?

Our Experience - CBBC has been at the heart of the UK-China trade relationship for 65 years, which means we are uniquely positioned to provide independent insight, context and perspective on how companies can succeed in the rapidly evolving Chinese market.
Our Experience - CBBC has been at the heart of the UK-China trade relationship for 65 years, which means we are uniquely positioned to provide independent insight, context and perspective on how companies can succeed in the rapidly evolving Chinese market.
Our Network - We have extensive coverage at national and regional levels across key cities in China, as well as a team of sector specialists and project managers who have an in-depth understanding of doing business in China today.
Our Network - We have extensive coverage at national and regional levels across key cities in China, as well as a team of sector specialists and project managers who have an in-depth understanding of doing business in China today.
Our Insights - Providing you with the latest and up-to-date local market intelligence and contacts is at the heart of any successful market entry or expansion strategy. Our objective is to enable you to make informed decisions, based on impartial and accurate advice.
Our Insights - Providing you with the latest and up-to-date local market intelligence and contacts is at the heart of any successful market entry or expansion strategy. Our objective is to enable you to make informed decisions, based on impartial and accurate advice.

Our bespoke service

China Gateway has been designed to meet your individual and bespoke business objectives. You might be seeking to export to China for the first time and in need of market intelligence, competitive analysis, verified contacts or a costed market-entry strategy. Or you might be a company with existing trade in China looking to develop and grow your business through leveraging new sales and marketing channels, understanding the revolutionary world of China’s e-commerce platforms or establishing a permanent in-market presence. Whatever stage you are at in your China journey as a business, China Gateway can enable you to achieve your goals both efficiently and cost effectively.

China Gateway offers you a portfolio of key services, specifically tailored to meet the needs of your business including:
  • Consultancy - Bespoke market research, identification of local contacts and potential partners, arranging meetings and market visits.
  • Digital - Services tailored to companies in the consumer sector including Digital Audit and E-Analytics, aimed at helping you to assess the real data behind the big e-commerce numbers and understand your profile among consumers.
  • Event Management - With a wealth of experience in running a range of events throughout China, from seminars and conferences, to product launches, receptions and dinners, the CBBC Events Team can create a project specific to your requirements and budget.
  • Practical Support - Practical cultural training courses as well as interpretation, translation and visa support.
  • Advisory - Advice on intellectual property protection and due diligence (company checks).
  • Location Studies – analysis of pros and cons of locations and sites for office set up, location of manufacturing facilities and sourcing the right partners.
  • HR & Recruitment - Guidance on and services to support the employment of staff in China.
  • Hot Desk - Our Hot Desk facility which offers an instant, flexible, cost-effective and low risk means of using CBBC’s extensive China office network.

Your next steps

If you would like more information about China Gateway services and/or request a call back or a proposal, please contact your nearest CBBC regional advisor here or by the general contact us email.

In addition to our China Gateway activities, CBBC provides advice, networking and insights as part of a wider membership and business support package. .

Please note that costs will vary depending on specific requirements and location. We would be happy to quote on an individual brief.