Managing China Customs & International Trade in an Unpredictable 2017

Many seasoned analysts and professionals have described this year as one of the most unpredictable years for businesses in decades. At home, China has been showing signs of a strong recovery so far for this year. The recently released official Purchasing Managers’ Index significantly beat all market expectations by rising to a three-month high of 51.6 in February and has already stayed in the expansionary territory for seven consecutive months. Looking abroad, the UK has earlier passed in the Parliament the bill to trigger Brexit, and the new US administration appears to head towards a looser fiscal policy, whilst the US Federal Reserve on the other hand is tightening monetary policy through increasing interest rates at a quicker pace.  

All these factors would have significant but opposite implications on exchange rates and businesses.   For such an unpredictable year, a critical business advantage would be the ability to quickly react to different scenarios which ever way it comes. To do so, businesses would need to stay attuned of new developments and be well prepared in advance for different possible outcome.

You're invited to a complimentary workshop in China hosted by PwC's Customs & International Trade Practice. This workshop is open to anyone with responsibility for managing customs and international trade operations. This may include heads of finance, tax, supply-chain, customs compliance, logistics, operation and import/ export managers.

In this workshop, PwC subject matter experts will share with you an update of the reform and measures that have been implemented, as well as an outlook of the key changes, risks and opportunities in the field of customs and international trade so that you may plan ahead for swift reaction to different situations.

Click here to download the bilingual workshop flier with the dates, cities, and agenda.