China - Commercial Guide
China Commercial Guide
Doing Business in
Do you want to export to China? Start by using the Country Commercial Guide, a trusted resource for companies at every level of exporting experience. Our guides are produced by trade experts at U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 140 countries. They provide insights into economic conditions, leading sectors, selling techniques, customs, regulations, standards, business travel, and more. Read the overview below, and continue using the left navigation tool.
Political & Economic Environment
Links to the State Department’s website for background on the country’s political environment.
Selling US Products & Services
This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Leading Sectors for US Exports & Investments
This article is a best prospect industry sector for this country. It includes a market overview and trade data. The article is part of the U.S. Government's Country Commercial Guide for China. For the complete Guide to China and over 120 other countries please visit
Customs, Regulations & Standards
Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.
Investment Climate Statement
This information is derived from the State Department's Office of Investment Affairs' Investment Climate Statement. Any questions on the ICS can be directed to
Trade & Project Financing
Discusses the most common methods of payment, such as open account, letter of credit, cash in advance, documentary collections, factoring, etc. Includes credit-rating and collection agencies in this country. Includes primary credit or charge cards used in this country.
Business Travel
Includes information on acceptable business etiquette, dress, business cards, gifts, etc.