Alibaba and Australia Post partner to help businesses expand to China
Australia Post, Alibaba Cloud and the Australia-China Council have partnered with Haymarket HQ to create a online program to help Australian businesses expand into China, known as the China Canvas Challenge.
The course, which will commence on 25 February, will take place over seven weeks and assist Australian companies to tailor their products specifically for China, as well as prepare for logistical, legal and regulatory issues.
“With demand for Australian goods and services expected to expand at a health rate, 2019 is a great time to become China market ready,” Haymarket HQ general manager Duco van Breeman said.
China’s e-commerce market is expected to be worth $1.6 trillion by 2020, while the next 15 years are expected to see China’s imported goods and services exceed US$40 trillion.
“As the leading cloud provider in China and having helped many international companies to grow, Alibaba Cloud knows what it takes for businesses to be successful in China,” Alibaba Cloud ANZ general manager Raymond Ma said.
“Alibaba Cloud will be offering a dedicated session on the business and technical aspects of driving organisations into China with our China Gateway Program in early 2019.”
Australia Post general manager for international sales and marketing Lincoln Wong said the delivery business is committed to helping Australian businesses grow locally and around the globe.
“We recently participated in the inaugural China International Import Exhibition in November 2018 in Shanghai, where we partnered with 30 Australian businesses to showcase their products and services to the world,” Wong said.
“We’re excited to partner with Haymarket HQ on the China Canvas Challenge, helping startups and SMEs launch their products and services into the China market.”