China Trade Services (CTS), was established as an “End to End” Trade and Business Consulting Service provider, offering businesses, the opportunity to develop, promote and engage in bilateral trade between China and Australia, including the incredible, unique and enormous opportunities of e-Commerce in China.
Doing business in China is indeed a challenging task, requiring knowledge, experience, cultural understanding and of course patience. However, it has never been easier with the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement on 20th December, 2015 and the expansion and operation of China’s numerous Free Trade Zones (FTZs).
China Trade Services works closely with Australian businesses when they are considering expanding their operations into China. Commencing with the initial concept discussions regarding their overseas expansion plans, including the development and preparation of a Strategic Export Plan, through to obtaining all the necessary Chinese Government registrations, permits and approvals in order to successfully do business in China.
Once registrations are in place China Trade Services can also assist with operational requirements such as, local management and employee recruitment, administrative support, supplier agreements and logistics arrangements.
As a government approved EMDG Consultant, China Trade Services also provides assistance to Australian businesses looking to obtain Australian government funding through the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program. Grants of up to A$150,000 are available to aspiring and growing small to medium export-ready Australian businesses.
How we can help:
China Trade Services will help you recognise and understand the complexities and challenges of the China business environment. We will help you interpret and adapt to the shifting landscape of government policies and requirements, local business practices and cultural nuances.
However most importantly, our primary goal is to help you maximise and protect the return on your investment and lower the inherent risks of expanding your business into the China market.
Jeremy Coleman BComm CA FTIA
Jeremy is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 35 years of international business experience and has worked extensively in the Asia Pacific region. Jeremy has served on the Board of Directors of numerous international companies, developing and implementing strategic, operational and organizational improvements, maximising shareholder value. Jeremy has also established long-standing strategic business alliances and partnerships within Australia, China, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand, working closely with various Austrade offices throughout the Asia Pacific region thus gaining valuable insight into local cultural and business ethics of different countries within the Asia Pacific region.
Gilbert Leung BBA (Hons) MBA CPA MSc
As an Australian Chinese starting his business career in Hong Kong, Gilbert’s his first China operation experience was managing Supply Chain activities in the Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen in the late 80’s. After completing his MBA study with UNSW in Australia, he took senior management positions with 2 global financial heavyweights, in Taiwan and Hong Kong respectively, before moving to Sydney and starting his family in the late 90’s. Prior to joining China Trade Services, Gilbert had over 10 years solid experience in managing business finance and strategic issues, in close collaboration with other SLT and Board members. He is conversant in engaging business in China as well as WFOE management, with hands on experience in his immediate past role as Finance Director for the Asia Pacific operation of a global brand.