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Stephen Leung — Corporate Route Development Manager

Stephen Leung has over 10 years of experience in the global logistics industry and has served a multitude of roles during his career. He has worked in Key Account, Business Development, Sales Team Leader and Regional Route development. Stephen is currently the Corporate Route Development of the Transpacific Westbound and is mainly focusing on import trades to China.

Global Forwarding in the China Market: What You Need to Know

Import to China

Because the Chinese middle class continues to grow and buy, Chinese markets are highly attractive for imports, if you have a global forwarding provider who knows how to deliver.

With 1.35 billion people, China is the world’s most populous country. According to the International Monetary Fund, China’s 2016 GDP reached $11.2 trillion (USD), making it the world’s second largest economy; GDP is expected to reach $15 trillion (USD) by 2019.

China is also the second largest importer of goods globally, largely due to the fast-growing consumer and automotive market. Between 2004 and 2014, China imported $13.52 trillion (USD) in goods. Most imports come from Europe, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), South Korea, Japan, and United States, respectively, based on import value. » Read More