Expert Article

  • Glory Guo

    Chinese Consumerism: Failing or Evolving?

     28 May 2019  Market  1797

    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...
  • Hedy He

    Chinese Cosmetic Consumers: Trends and Forecasts

     9 May 2019  Market  3223

    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...
  • Hedy He

    A Compendium of South Korean Cosmetic Regulatory Updates

     28 Mar 2019  Regulation  2415

    South Korea’s latest updates for cosmetic regulations focus on 5 key areas:  cosmetic business reclassification; natural and organic cosmetics certification system; extension of functional cosmetics review applicants’ scope;...
  • Anne Peng

    The Post Ecommerce Law Era: How are Daigou Doing?

     11 Mar 2019  Regulation  2163

    News about the demise of daigou have been greatly exaggerated. Many daigou  are atill  alive despite risks...
  • Hedy He

    Latest Updates and Problems may Occur on Indonesian Halal Certification

     11 Mar 2019  Regulation  2137

    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...
  • ParkLu

    The Truth About KOLs’ Impact on China E-commerce Sales

     28 Jan 2019  Market  

    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...
  • Vicky Sun

    Specifications on Imported Non-Special Use Cosmetics Filing Documents Review in Shanghai

     7 Jan 2019  Regulation  1179

    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...
  • Paul O'Brien

    Death to Daigou: Analyzing China's E-Commerce Law

     10 Dec 2018  Regulation  1075

    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...
  • Paul O'Brien

    Demystifying China e-commerce, Crossborder e-commerce and Daigou: Laws, Rules, Regs and Implications for International Stakeholders

     10 Dec 2018  Regulation  966

    At the very beginning, our readers shall distinguish what is Daigou, and what is called CBEC. Daigou has and always will refer to illegal activities, specifically the use of unofficial import channels to illegally sell imported...
  • Nurmia Agustina

    Cosmetics Registration in Vietnam

     16 Nov 2018  Regulation  1209

    According to data from the National Trade Center (ITC) and the World Bank (WB), Vietnam’s imports of cosmetic products have risen to US$1.1 billion in 2016, double that of 2011. The value is forecasted to reach US$2.2 billion by...