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Maintaining Growth amidst Slowing Chinese Consumerism: Consumption Differentiation
Jul 08, 2019
The rise of internet famous celebrities has given rise to the phenomenon of KOL marketing in which certain brands use internet stars and other famous people to create online content either directly or indirectly advertising their products. Top tier KOLs have high traffic volume and high public recognition and generally generate millions of views and millions of followers. The vertical KOLs or vloggers have high popularity in specific niche areas and have a strong connection with a niche of loyal followers but generally, lack universal appeal...
China Cosmetics Import Compliance: Focus on Customs Inspection and Quarantine
Jun 27, 2019
China’s promising cosmetic market means that many large multinational cosmetic brands are now entering the sector. However, China’s complicated regulatory compliance framework has been a major stumbling block. The article will interpret the compliance requirements of cosmetics importation with the focus on the customs inspection and quarantine...
Chinese Consumerism: Failing or Evolving?
May 28, 2019
Pinduoduo is an innovative and fast-growing e-commerce platform that provides a dynamic shopping experience using “Pin”, a group purchasing model that integrates social experiences with online shopping...
Chinese Cosmetic Consumers: Trends and Forecasts
May 09, 2019
In a background of slowing economic growth and a palpable downturn in the willingness of Chinese consumers to spend, China’s cosmetic sector is a bright point which has maintained impressive growth. According to data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), retail of cosmetics in Q1 2019 increased by 10.9% year-on-year to 75.3 billion CNY. In 2019, AskCI expects the total retail sales of cosmetics in China will exceed 295 billion CNY...
A Compendium of South Korean Cosmetic Regulatory Updates
Mar 28, 2019
On March 14, 2019, South Korea officially implemented a series of cosmetic regulations, including 1. No. 15947 Cosmetics Act, 2. Enforcement Rule of the Cosmetics Act, 3. Enforcement Decree of the Cosmetics Act, 4. Operational Rules of Consumer Cosmetic Safety Management Supervisor, 5. Requirements on Certification Authority Designation and Certification of Natural and Organic Cosmetics, 6. Regulation on Track Records of Manufacture or Importation and List of Cosmetics Raw Material.
The Post Ecommerce Law Era: How are Daigou Doing?
Mar 11, 2019
News about the demise of daigou have been greatly exaggerated. Many daigou are atill alive despite risks...
Latest Updates and Problems may Occur on Indonesian Halal Certification
Mar 11, 2019
Indonesia is the fourth biggest country in the world with about 260 million people, of whom more than 86% are Islamic, making Indonesia the largest Muslim country in the world. Muslims have strict standards on diet and consumer products. For the same kind of products, Muslim consumers will give priority to products with halal certification labels...
The Truth About KOLs’ Impact on China E-commerce Sales
Jan 28, 2019
If a brand can understand the unique value of a KOL impression, they can refine predictive metrics that will lead to KOL initiatives which guarantee ROI...
Specifications on Imported Non-Special Use Cosmetics Filing Documents Review in Shanghai
Jan 07, 2019
On Nov. 9, 2018, China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) officially announced that registration of first imported non-special use cosmetics will be entirely replaced by filing management nationwide from Nov. 10. Due to the novelty of the new system, authorities in provinces throughout China lack practical experience, prompting both authorities and enterprise alike to turn their attention to Shanghai’s Medical Products Administration, which was the first authority tasked with administrating pilot filing work starting on March 1st, 2017...
Death to Daigou: Analyzing China's E-Commerce Law
Dec 10, 2018
Importantly the E-commerce Law specifies the legal liabilities for each stakeholder. However, a significant distinction should be noted in the emphasis placed on the punitive measures for individual operators and the punishments for e-commerce platforms...
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