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Year-end Sales Gain Momentum Amid Ongoing Economic Uncertainties

31 Dec 2019

In 2019, as ever, as the year end approached, retail sales peaked as shoppers made ready for Christmas and the New Year. With the festive buying period kicking off in November, the final two months of...Read More

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Smaller and Smarter Healthcare Tech Now Fits in the Palm of the Hand

18 Dec 2019

The world of healthcare is rapidly changing due to IoT, 5G and AI, with the latest innovations on display at the Medica show in Düsseldorf proving no exception to the new golden rule that size, or lac...Read More

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The Greater Bay Area: Safety, Security, Solutions

11 Dec 2019

Testing, inspection, certification, consulting and training are among the main services provided by TÜV Rheinland. The German-based company is looking to grow its extensive operations in Hong Kong and...Read More

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The Greater Bay Area: Powering “Smart” Integration

9 Oct 2019

Siemens, one of Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing companies, is a leading digital connector for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development. The German conglomerate uses its Hon...Read More

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Germany: Market Profile

9 Oct 2019

As the largest market in Europe, Germany is a major destination for foreign direct investment. Germany's economic growth will decelerate in the coming years, affected by rising global trade protection...Read More

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Germany Examines Challenges of E-commerce with Regard to Environment and Consumer Protection

7 Aug 2019

Earlier this summer, the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and the Federal Ministry for the Environment jointly organised a conference in Berlin to discuss the challenges and ...Read More

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Petition Alleges Improper Classification Aids Certain Steel Imports in Avoiding Section 232 Tariffs

4 April 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking comments by 3 May on a petition filed on behalf of a U.S. steel product manufacturer requesting the re-classification of steel special profiles from the U...Read More

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E-Commerce and Discounters Driving Consolidation of Euro-Toy Sector

5 March 2019

A drop in numbers at this year's Nuremberg Toy Fair may be a sign of a realignment within the European toy retail sector, as operators look to multi-territory alliances as a means of outmanoeuvring th...Read More

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IoT and Bespoke Data Security Loom Large as Electronica Mega-Trends

18 Feb 2019

Apart from price pressures and market fluctuations, the most recent Electronica – Europe's largest electronics expo – also saw exhibitors preoccupied with several mega-trends, including miniaturisatio...Read More

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Cheerfully Promoted Digital Diagnostics Prove the Talk of Medica

17 Jan 2019

While a new wave of wearable med-tech wooed many Medica attendees with its enhanced remote monitoring capabilities, certain exhibitors clearly seemed to fear that even mentioning illness might be enou...Read More

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German Voluntary Ecolabel “Blue Angel” for Consumer Products Including Electronics, Textiles, Toys and Shoes Celebrates 40th Anniversary

26 Nov 2018

Hong Kong sellers familiar with the German market may already know that the product label “Blue Angel” aims to provide reliable guidance to consumers when it comes to making more environmentally frien...Read More

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Hong Kong E-Tailers Advised to Heed New German Packaging Law

29 Oct 2018

Companies have just two months to comply with incoming, environmentally aware, regulatory and registration regime....Read More

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German Court Rules on Selective Distribution Systems Concerning Luxury Cosmetics

27 July 2018

In the recent publication of a ruling dated 6 March 2018, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf held that Japanese luxury cosmetics manufacturer Kanebo has a valid intellectual property (IP)-based c...Read More

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Digital-Native Generation Still Values In-Person Expo Networking

15 June 2018

German study confirms millennials remain trade-show-friendly, if a little reluctant to meet and greet....Read More

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Product Registration under Revised WEEE Rules Launched in Germany

1 June 2018

New German rules on the registration of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) considerably widen the scope of the products which have to be registered. From 15 August 2018 onwards, all EEE falls w...Read More

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Europe Woos China with Wider Alipay and WeChat Pay Acceptance

21 March 2018

Germany and the UK lead the way as Euro-retailers set out to make high-spending Chinese visitors welcome....Read More

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Smart Toys Pose Risks Related to the Capturing of Personal Data, Claims Report Issued by German Ministry

23 Feb 2018

The German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (the Ministry) has issued an announcement drawing attention to data protection concerns raised by increasingly popular smart toys. Accord...Read More

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Retail Attendees Soar at German Toy Show While Distributors Dwindle

20 Feb 2018

With many retailers now looking to go direct and miss out the middle man, fewer distributors were in evidence at this year's Nuremberg International Toy Fair, the penultimate instalment in our round-u...Read More

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German Authorities Organise Annual “Blue Angel Campaign Day” to Help Consumers Make “Greener” Purchasing Decisions

15 Dec 2017

On 25 October 2017, the German Federal Environment Ministry, the German Federal Environment Agency and two independent label-awarding agencies jointly organised an annual “Blue Angel campaign day”. So...Read More

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German NGO Denounces Inadequate WEEE Collection Systems and Insufficient Market Surveillance Concerning Energy Labelling

17 Nov 2017

Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. – DUH), a non-governmental environmental and consumer protection organisation, has investigated recovery systems for waste electrical and electr...Read More

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