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Post-Millennial Russian Consumers Going Overboard for Hoverboards
Personal electronic transportation devices are the must-have accessories for Russian teenagers and their grandparents.
Economists' Pick 23 Oct 2017
Online Sellers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Become Focus of WEEE Workshop, with Recommendations for Future Obligations to Avoid “Free-riding”
On 13 September 2017, a workshop gathering more than 80 delegates from 12 different countries evaluated the impact of the waste electrical and electronic (WEEE) legislative framework on the compliance of online sellers. The workshop, to which European Commission officials also contributed, essentially focussed on one issue.
Economists' Pick 20 Oct 2017
Blending the Physical and Digital Worlds Multimedia
Andy Cheung, Technology Evangelist, Microsoft Hong Kong Ltd, discussed the trending innovation of mixed reality at the “Symposium on Innovation & Technology,” which was held during the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2017. In this podcast interview, Mr Cheung explains how businesses and individuals can benefit from mixed reality applications.
Multimedia 20 Oct 2017
Tomorrow's Tech Today: HKTDC Electronics Fair 2017 Multimedia
From mixed reality to machine learning, the new essentials for tech success were at the 37th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair, held from October 13th to 16th, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event has expanded from trade to trends, becoming a platform for the latest in tech thinking. In all, some 4300 exhibitors showed at the Electronics Fair, and concurrent event electronicAsia.
Multimedia 16 Oct 2017
Energy Test Procedure for Distribution Transformers Could Be Amended
The U.S. Department of Energy has initiated a data collection process to consider whether to amend the current energy test procedure for distribution transformers.
Economists' Pick 13 Oct 2017
VIETNAM: Online Platform Looks to Promote Emerging Start-Up Ecosystem
In a bid to nurture Vietnam’s emerging start-up ecosystem, Hanoi’s municipal government has launched an online portal dedicated to meeting the needs of the country’s new science and technology businesses.
Economists' Pick 13 Oct 2017
Rapid Development of Asia’s Electronics Supply Chain
Electronics is now the biggest single product category in Asian trade. From 2001 to 2016, the value of electronics exports from major Asia economies jumped from US$537.3 billion to US$1,758 billion. Accounting for about one-third of the total exports of Asia, these exports have included a huge selection of electronic parts and components and semi-finished goods, in addition to consumer electronics.
Economists' Pick 10 Oct 2017
European Commission Introduces Decreased and Variable MIP on Solar Cells and Modules from Mainland China, Attracting Fierce Criticism from EU Industry
As of 2 October 2017, the European Commission has replaced the original price undertaking on solar cells and solar modules from mainland China by a new, reduced and variable minimum import price (MIP). This change in the form of the trade defence measures is brought about by Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/1570, which was published in the Official Journal on 16 September 2017.
Economists' Pick 6 Oct 2017
Changing Global Production Landscape and Asia’s Flourishing Supply Chain
Since joining the WTO, China has successfully attracted enterprises in developed countries to relocate production and sourcing activities on a massive scale to the mainland. Also, a great number of emerging countries in Asia have liberalised their market, making use of their low-cost advantage to attract foreign investment to propel economic growth. These have in turn directly changed the landscape of global industrial production.
Economists' Pick 3 Oct 2017
Mexico Proposes New Standards for Tyres and Fridges
Mexico has issued separate proposals to establish new mandatory standards on (1) new radial tyres for use in motor vehicles with a gross weight not exceeding 4,536 kilogrammes (10,000 pounds), as well as new radial tyres for use in motor vehicles with a gross weight over 4,536 kg with an H, V, W, Y or Z speed rating; and (2) refrigerators and freezers for household use. Interested parties may submit input on these proposals by 12 November and 18 November, respectively.
Economists' Pick 29 Sept 2017
Symposium on Innovation & Technology
The full-day symposium will explore the latest developments in emerging technologies related to connected living and how they can help expand your business.
Economists' Pick 25 Sept 2017
THAILAND: Government Approval of EEC Law Confirms Incentives for Coastal Corridor Investors
Incentives stipulated as part of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development plan has now been confirmed, with the Thai cabinet approving the EEC Law on 19 September.
Economists' Pick 25 Sept 2017
VIETNAM: Customs Procedures Set to be Streamlined with Launch of Online Tax Payment System from November
Businesses in Vietnam will soon be able to pay export and import duties online through an Electronic Customs Payment Portal, which is being piloted by the country’s General Department of Customs from November 2017.
Economists' Pick 25 Sept 2017
Stricter Ecodesign Requirements and Energy Labelling Rules for Vacuum Cleaners Enter into Force
As from 1 September 2017, Hong Kong traders selling electrical appliances within the EU must comply with stricter ecodesign requirements in the case of vacuum cleaners, and ensure that they use the updated energy label for this category of product. Loud and inefficient vacuum cleaners that use more than 900 watts and exceed 80 decibels will no longer be allowed on the EU market.
Economists' Pick 22 Sept 2017
Solar Panels: EU Member States Back New and Reduced MIP, While Commission Removes Two Chinese Solar Producers from Price Undertaking
On 7 September 2017, the EU Member States’ trade representatives voted on the European Commission’s proposal to reduce the minimum import price (MIP) at which exporting producers from mainland China are allowed to sell their solar cells and solar panels on the EU market.
Economists' Pick 22 Sept 2017
Hong Kong Business Advantages Shine in the UK Multimedia
More than 2,000 business and government representatives have taken part in a large-scale promotion in the United Kingdom to encourage British companies to seek opportunities in Asia through Hong Kong. Think Asia, Think Hong Kong returned to the United Kingdom six years after the HKTDC launched the global trade outreach in London. Hong Kong’s business advantages have become even more attractive, as the UK looks at post-Brexit trade realities in a world economy increasingly focused on Asia.
Multimedia 22 Sept 2017
Think Asia, Think Hong Kong – London 2017 Multimedia
“Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” (TATHK) is a major promotional campaign organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to attract overseas companies to use Hong Kong’s service platform to tap into the Chinese mainland and other Asian markets. This video opened events in September 2017 when the TATHK campaign returned to London six years after it started annual outreach efforts to bring business communities from Hong Kong and different economies around the world together.
Multimedia 22 Sept 2017
UK Gift Industry Considers Export Options as Brexit Reality Hits Home
For exhibitors at this year's Home & Gift Buyers' Festival, one of the UK's leading events in the gift and premiums sector, it was business as usual on the homefront, although many were clearly rethinking their overseas-sales strategy.
Economists' Pick 21 Sept 2017
Green Printing Set to Dominate the China Market
Printers and copiers are essential equipment for homes as well as offices. Green printing is becoming the underlying trend in the mainland printer market as people have growing awareness of environmental issues. Alice Liu, Account Manager of Fuji Xerox (China) points out that the green concept will be a new trend. In addition to the cost factor, more and more enterprises are now aware of their corporate responsibility.
Economists' Pick 20 Sept 2017
The fair is a premier sourcing event for components, assemblies, electronics production and display technology.
Economists' Pick 18 Sept 2017
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