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Identifying a supplier in China

Type of Production
For the resources for businesses on managing the manufacturing and the supply chain risk due to the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, please consult the report COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption (Deloitte Canada, 2020), as well as the insights on COVID-19: How to fortify your supply chain (Kearney, 2020).
The World Economic Forum's COVID Action Platform provides useful information on the latest strategic trends regarding COVID-19 implications for businesses, including manufacturing and supply systems. The report Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact (World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute) offers insights on handling coronavirus by businesses and strategies for effective response and resilience.

Industry (including construction) amounts to 39% of Chinese GDP, according to the World Bank. Principal industries in China are mining (world leader in reserves of tungsten , molybdenum and titanium), coal (world leader in coal production and consumption), metallurgy, petrochemicals, naval (leading shipbuilding nation), automotive (China was the leading market for motor vehicle production with about 25.7 million cars and commercial vehicles produced in 2019) and energy (second producer in electrical energy). China is also the world's biggest producer of electric household appliances products (creating one third of worldwide production), third largest producer in data-processing products (second for the PC), the largest producer of toys (70% of worldwide production), largest producer of shoes and the largest producer and exporter of textiles.

Multi-sector Directories - China - Directory of companies in China
Business Directory China - China business directory
China and Taiwan Products Online - Directory of manufacturers from China and Chinese Taipei.
China Business Directory - Chinainfo
China Info - Chinese business lists.
ChinaBizDir - China business directory
InfoDriveIndia - Importers and exporters directories.
Made-in-China - Directory of Chinese suppliers
Yellowpage Nepal - Nepal's business directory

To search directories by industry in China, check out our service Business directories.

Professional Associations by Sector
91 professional associations listed for China.
Trade Agencies and Their Representations Abroad
Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Light Industrial Products and Arts and Crafts (CCCLA)
Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Minerals, Metals and Chemical Products (CCCMC)
China Chamber of Commerce on Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA)
Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles (CCCT)
Contact the China - UK Business Association.
Contact Your Commercial Representations in China
Contact UK Trade & Investment in China .
Contact the British Embassy in China.
General Professional Associations
Chinese Association of International SME Cooperation

Find out more about Investment Service Providers in China on, the Directory for International Trade Service Providers.

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