A growing number of Chinese are looking to explore their country’s rougher regions by going off-road, and Jeep sales in China are surging. But China’s terrain is apparently rougher than that found in the United States—or perhaps Chinese drivers are just more radical—because U.S.-built Jeeps are not durable enough for China, an engineer with Chrysler in China told SEMA. That could be an opportunity for SEMA members.
A delegation of 11 officials from five Chinese government agencies,
including the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), visited SEMA for a day of
discussion on the specialty-equipment market in the United States.
The deadline to register for Priority Booth Space at the SEMA China Business Development Conference is June 15.
U.S. specialty-parts manufacturers have until June 15 to register online at www.sema.org/china
to participate in three days of one-on-one meetings with Chinese buyers
and networking events, as well as tour the China International Auto
parts Expo (CIAPE). Hotels, meals and an interpreter are included.
For more information, contact Linda Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations of imported cars in China surged 90.2% in 2010,
according to the Japanese research company Fourin Inc., with imports
topping 600,000 units last year. SUVs accounted for 51.7% of
all imports during that period, based on new vehicle registration data,
says Fourin’s China Automotive Intelligence Report No. 24, December,
Companies have until June 15 to participate in the priority booth
selection process for the SEMA China Business Development Conference
taking place September 7–10 in Beijing, China.
Below are some SEMA-member products, corresponding government code
(harmonized system [HS]) and the tariff rates. Don’t see your product
here? Members can contact email@example.com to find out their tariff rates to export product to China.
SEMA recently interviewed a number of off-road shops throughout China—in
Hangzhou, Yunnan Province, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen—about the
type of vehicles they are currently working on, how brand-aware are
their customers and typical customizations.
From wheels to high-performance suspensions, the specialty-equipment
market's luxury segment has a lot of potential for SEMA members. To
learn more about this market, participate in the 2011 SEMA CIAPE China Business Development Conference.
Sellers of accessories and performance products hailing from every
corner of the Chinese mainland who have registered for the
upcoming SEMA CIAPE China Business Development Conference have identified the products they wish to source from American manufacturers on their growing wish list.