Trade and E-commerce

The exponential growth of Asia’s trade and e-commerce market is attractive to overseas investors, but the fluid regulatory environment remains challenging.

Asia’s trade and e-commerce markets are growing rapidly across countries. China’s total import-export volume and cross border e-commerce transactions reached US $4 trillion and US $1.2 trillion, respectively, in 2017 – both representing the world’s largest markets.

Vietnam’s e-commerce market is experiencing double-digit growth, while investors in India are benefiting from rapidly growing internet penetration and some relaxation of government regulations.

Despite the prosperity of the market, entering the industry can pose considerable challenges.

How we can help companies leverage growth in the trade and e-commerce industry:

Foreign investors often struggle with the fluid regulatory environment, which is evolving quickly to meet the rapid growth of these markets and the demands of its consumers.

The increasing effect of global geo-politics also has considerable impact on risk assessment for companies involved in the trade and e-commerce industry.

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Onerous custom certificate requirements and procedures, IP protection, brand visibility, and local marketing strategy are other important challenges for trade and e-commerce operations throughout emerging Asia.

Our international business advisors are proficient at dealing with these challenges within the various sub-regions of Asia.

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Dezan Shira & Associates has helped many foreign companies source and sell products in Asia, set up retail operations on the ground to sell directly to Asia’s massive consumer class, and access Asia’s dynamic e-commerce market.

The firm retains experts on a country-by-country basis, ensuring that clients are able to grow their business in key markets across East, Southeast, and South Asia.

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Our clients are headquartered in more than 100 countries worldwide - including Europe, the Americas, and Asia, ranging in size from start-ups, to mid-cap and large enterprises. Here is what our clients have to share about us:

Ping has offices in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand. We’ve been a client of Dezan Shira’s for 25 years, from setting up companies, to back-office services. Although many “big 8” firms think they specialize in Asia, ... Dezan Shira is the only firm that I know of with the breadth, depth, and expertise across the region. My compliments to the team for our 25 years of positive experience; I rely on, recommend, and trust you even more.
Dezan Shira & Associates’ excellent integrated corporate service solutions and strategic advice, have played a crucial role for us in implementing our Singapore expansion plans.
Dezan Shira assists Organica Water with our corporate secretarial services, financial and tax advice in Asia. Their availability and high-level professional services have led to a valuable long-term relationship, re sulting in global cooperation.
Our company had already been operating in Asia for years. However, Dezan Shira’s Business Intelligence team provided us with a country benchmarking study, that led us to make key decisions with our supply chain th...at has since increased our company's competitiveness.
From the complex Shanghai entity setup to tax advisory across several Asian jurisdictions, Dezan Shira & Associates provided us with value-added services that have allowed us to quickly grow and steady our business in the region.

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