Friday 21 April 2017
NZCCC launches in Auckland, announces China partnership
The New Zealand Cross-border Electronic Commerce Foundation was formally launched this month at a China e-commerce roadshow in Auckland. The roadshow was attended by 250 local businesses, industry organisations, Chinese Embassy officials, Chinese community leaders, and National, Labour and Act Party representatives.
In signing a memorandum of understanding with roadshow organiser United Enterprises, NZCCC President Chris Lipscombe said that the time was right for entering into e-commerce partnerships with suitably qualified organisations that can help local companies succeed in the China market.
“The potential for e-commerce exports to China has been recognised in the official arrangement on e-commerce cooperation agreed with the Chinese government,” said Lipscombe. “We know international trade has its own share of risk. We’re committed to working with local companies to help them understand and mitigate those risks.”
NZCCC is a New Zealand not-for-profit trust that promotes, provides information on, and educates local businesses about cross-border electronic commerce opportunities with China. NZCCC organises seminars, workshops and events to promote cross-border e-commerce with China, updates exporters on fast-changing government policies and regulations, and facilitates access to skills and resources as required.
Cross-border e-commerce services provider United Enterprises owns and operates a 72,000 square metre cultural and creative park within the Shanghai Songjiang Import and Export Processing Zone. The park’s resources include bonded warehouses, customs clearance, marketing and logistics. UE provides in-market promotion, sales, and distribution support for overseas companies selling into China.
United Enterprises is rolling out a series of ‘Bridge to China’ roadshows on cross-border e-commerce in China. This month’s event at Auckland’s ANZ Viaduct Centre was the first of ten roadshows planned for worldwide delivery.
“We’re delighted to be working with NZCCC to offer our services to New Zealand businesses,” said UE General Manager Ken Huang. “ Our support for business and consumer sales in China, along with our deep understanding of the China market, make us a bridge for cultural understanding as well as cross-border trade.”
The Auckland roadshow was organised in association with NZCCC, the New Zealand-based China Certification and Inspection Company CCIC, and the New Zealand China News Agency NZCNA. The three New Zealand-based agencies have pledged to work together to assist local exporters in tackling the China market.
Download NZCCC President’s speech “Electronic commerce in China – potential and risks”.
On the picture, from left to right
1) Owen Wang, NZ-based UE representative,
2) Kenneth Xiaoxuan Wang, Deputy Leader of the ACT New Zealand party
3) Ken Huang, UE General Manager
4) Ann Liu, co-founder and general secretary of NZCCC
5) Xi Jing, head of NZCNA
6) Max Zhang, UE Chairman
7) Chris Lipscombe, co-founder and president of NZCCC
8) Jiancheng Yuan, Deputy GM of CCIC
9) Fan Zhang, Chinese economic and commercial consul at the Chinese Embassy
10) Yan Zhang, Partner, Asia Business, Crowe Horwath Australia and New Zealand
11) Rachael Speedy, Managing Director of NZ Premium food
12) Steven Xu, CCIC
13) Anton Blijlevens, AJ Park Law & AJ Park Patent Attorneys, Auckland, Partner