Business Round-Up: Danish brands are a big hit in China

The list of China’s largest importing countries is topped by Japan, the United States, South Korea, Australia and Germany (photo: pixabay)
June 30th, 2020 9:48 am| by Daria Shamonova
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Denmark is among the 15 largest e-commerce importing countries in China, DI Trade reports.

China is considered to be the world’s largest e-commerce market, and the COVID-19 crisis has only served to develop it further as it has boosted online transactions across the globe.

High quality of Danish items
The Chinese e-market is easy to enter because many companies such as TMALL Global, the Chinese online marketplace for foreign firms, do not ask a foreign enterprise to be registered in China in order to sell its items.

Therefore, Danish companies can sell their goods directly from their warehouses in Denmark to Chinese consumers as cross-border sales.

Danish companies are popular in China as they are known for the high-quality of the shipped items.


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