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Ministry of Commerce

China gaining on top Thai trade spot

Srirat Rastapana, from Thailand's Ministry of Commerce, says there is a big influx of cheap Chinese manufactured goods. Photo: Sam Tsang

China might overtake Japan as Thailand's biggest trading partner within three years, fuelled by Chinese investments in the Southeast Asian country, according to Srirat Rastapana, director general of international trade promotion at Thailand's Ministry of Commerce.

Wednesday, 27 February, 2013, 2:02am

Chen Deming: China trade may show slowest growth - 6pc - since 2009

Chinese Minister of Commerce Chen Deming. Photo: Reuters

Mainland imports and exports will likely rise about 6 per cent this year, the slowest annual increase since the global financial crisis and far below the official target of 10 per cent growth.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Commerce minister warns US against trade war

Commerce Minister Chen Deming speaks to the press. Photo: EPA

Commerce Minister Chen Deming has accused the United States of demonstrating a "cold-war mentality" after a US congressional report concluded that investments from Chinese telecommunications companies could threaten US security.

11 Nov 2012 - 5:36am

Briefs, November 2, 2012

Air China gets green light for private share placement.

Beijing to investigate alleged dumping by EU

The Ministry of Commerce said it will investigate whether the European Union is improperly subsidising its producers of solar-grade polysilicon or dumping their products in foreign markets. AP

 

Bad debt on the rise at banks, survey finds

2 Nov 2012 - 5:30am

It's a case of buyer beware if moving into the mainland

How well do you know and understand the target company? It is important at the outset to understand what it is that you are buying and to ensure that you are not unwittingly buying more or less than you had bargained for. Foreign investors will generally choose to work with an adviser to conduct a legal review, or due diligence, on the target company.

31 Oct 2012 - 4:10am

More setbacks likely for rebound in China's trade growth

Ministry spokesman Shen Danyang

The Ministry of Commerce warned yesterday that external demand might cool further in the months ahead, making it more difficult for Beijing to meet its goal of expanding imports and exports by 10 per cent this year.

20 Sep 2012 - 2:02am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

TV debate for pan-democrat rivals

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cut to home appliance subsidy 'no problem'

The impact on the market of government plans to end a subsidy that encouraged mainland consumers to buy new home appliances would be limited, the country's leading appliance retailer said.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fair organisers turn to domestic buyers as overseas orders plummet

The organiser of the Canton Fair has invited big domestic department stores, supermarket chains and leading wholesalers to the mainland's biggest and oldest trade fair that opens today, as overseas orders dry up amid the financial crisis.

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Senior official held over bribes

A former Commerce Ministry official in charge of foreign investment has been detained for taking bribes.

Deng Zhan , 61, former deputy administrator of the Department of Foreign Investment, was detained on September 26 after being put under house arrest for more than a month, 21st Century Business Herald reported yesterday.

8 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Rice importers briefed about new rules

The Trade and Industry Department briefed about 70 rice importers yesterday on new registration requirements for importing mainland rice.

Since last Thursday, firms intending to import mainland rice have to register and undertake that the rice will not be re-exported.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Rice importers briefed about new rules

The Trade and Industry Department briefed about 70 rice importers yesterday on new registration requirements for importing mainland rice.

Since last Thursday, firms intending to import mainland rice have had to register and undertake that the rice would not be re-exported.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

October FDI accelerates 13pc to US$6.77b

Foreign direct investment in the mainland climbed 13.18 per cent last month to US$6.77 billion, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

The increase took the aggregated investment 11.15 per cent higher to US$53.99 billion in the first 10 months of this year, underscoring the country's growing prominence on the global economic stage.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Third importer of live pigs chosen

A third agent is expected to import 500 to 1,000 live pigs a day from the mainland from March after being approved by the Ministry of Commerce yesterday.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

HK factories denied reprieve from new controls

The city's processing manufacturers yesterday failed to persuade the Ministry of Commerce to delay imposing a new policy aimed at curbing production of low-value exports that is scheduled to be implemented next Thursday.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

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