Facilitated and Subsidised Purchasing and Transport of Goods from China

As China is the largest manufacturing country on the planet, it is imperative for the entrepreneur to have easy access to goods made there. I propose that the government instigates measures to facilitate the purchase of and transport of goods from there. This could be done in a number of ways:
1) Setup links with Chinese manufacturing companies who will present there wares on websites written in English, so UK based entrepreneurs can easily see and buy goods for their companies, because it is not necessarily clear on how to do this.
2) Subsidise transport and delivery methods from China to allow for cheap postage for entrepreneurs, allowing purchase of goods in high volumes with low transport costs. Also present entrepreneurs with an easy method of transporting goods from China, this is maybe a hurdle which puts off a lot of potential companies, and offering an easy method to do this would generate numerous new businesses.
I believe with these simple measures Britain would generate multiple new businesses and it would motivate entrepreneurs to start businesses they would not have attempted before when these hurdles stood in the way.
Greg Hodson, Retrobluehawk | Thu 19th Dec 2013 at 16:36


China may be the largest manufacturing country but China is also one of the largest countries in the world and has the largest population. That said they need a lot of everything.
Buying cheap from china to sell high in the UK is not the answer.
I'm sure any quality product coming from Asia will have a quality service with it and clear websites.
We need to support UK manufacturing to grow Britain.

Terence Barnett, FestiveFridays | Fri 20th Dec 2013 at 01:15

Why on Earth would we subsidise China with ANYTHING, let alone taking jobs away from the indigenous manufacturing companies struggling against them
Simon Clark, SJC Systems Limited | Fri 10th Jan 2014 at 23:38

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