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Regional Markets in China
Differences in China's main regions can impact your export strategy.

China Regions

 

Map of China showing the regions covered by each U.S. Commercial Office in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang and Wuhan.

Given the enormous size of the Chinese market, U.S. companies should view it in geographic segments. Search for business partners, agents, or distributors that can cover specific geographical areas or industry sectors - instead of the entire country. 

While China’s largest cities may offer easier entry into the country for new exporters, companies already active in the market may find less competition in China’s smaller and less developed Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities.

To provide customized regional support for U.S. exporters, the U.S. Commercial Service has multiple offices to provide regional coverage.

Beijing
Covers: Beijing, Gansu, Hebei, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaan’xi, Shandong, Shan’xi, Tianjin, and Xinjiang

Chengdu
Covers: Chongqing, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Tibet

Guizhou
Covers: Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan

Shanghai
Covers: Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai, and Zhejiang

Shenyang
Covers: Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, and Liaoning

Wuhan
Covers: Henan, Hubei, Hunan, and Jiangxi