Archive | Doing business in China

19 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan Cars Beijing showroom opened by HM Ambassador Sebastian Wood

And so finally, we opened the showroom and had the British Ambassador, Sebastian Wood, a Morgan Plus 8 and Mr Wu all arrive on time. We launched our China 250 Wings project also , and invited Stuart James to be on the stage with us. As always with these affairs, the reports of our ability, […]

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09 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

18 Years of EASTWEST Public Relations in Asia

June 14th 1995 I arrived in Singapore to open the communications agency which has reached 18 this year, formerly eastwest communications and today known as EASTWEST Public Relations. I had GBP3,000 as start up capital, two large green suitcases and a borrowed Toshiba laptop. In those days there was not the Internet, email, nor mobile […]

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07 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan cars taxation being paid – doubles the car costs.

Tianjin authorities meeting held with Officer Guo, a smart and tidy young man in his mid thirties who had a big file of research which they had assembled on our Morgan cars. We encountered a couple of issues: – Customs officers were of the impression that our HK company is a subsidiary of MMC. In […]

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19 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

In China , a deep bow to Morgan

 The weeks move by and we are slowly, inexorably passing the hurdles placed before us to import and sell the Morgan cars. My concern as the weeks pass by runs to the costs of inactivity, (storage, rental, salaries etc) but also to the cars aging and the impact that will make on the customers. We […]

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25 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Low Volume import of Morgan car to China does not mean low carbon

The customs officers in Tianjin Economic Development Area, TEDA,  accepted our documents today: – amounting to some 100 pages of documentations. Valiantly all copied and chopped by Erika. 5 photos per car Specifications in Chinese (each CofC translated) Owner identity – each low vol car import has to have an ‘owner.’ we have to submit […]

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11 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

1st Morgan cars for sale arrive in Tianjin, China

  The process of importing Morgan cars has now begun in earnest. On the 11th March the 6 Morgan cars, which comprise the first commercial consignment, docked in Tianjin after some 42 days at sea. On 19th March Erika and I traveled to Tianjin to drive the cars out of the containers. The Customs port […]

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21 February 2013 ~ 3 Comments

Automatic Import licenses issued by MOFCOM for Morgan Cars Beijing

As we near the arrival of the 6 cars in China, the necessary legal and financial pieces of the puzzle are coming together to make a picture of Morgan car business in China as a fully legal and commercial enterprise. Little did I know that we had been shadowing the cars while on vacation in […]

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30 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Getting Morgan Cars into China – customs

We submitted the application forms of automatic import license online and to the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau.  The documents are fine through their initial examination and was accepted.       According to the officials our application needs to be checked by MOFCOM, thus it will take about 15 working days to approve the application […]

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