As the world’s largest exporter, and one of its largest importers, the People’s Republic of China is a major economic power, and a focus of tremendous interest among entrepreneurs. Ningbo, a city in China’s northeast Zhejiang province, comprises the urban districts of Ningbo proper, three satellite cities, and a number of rural counties, including islands in Hangzhou Bay and the East China Sea. Its port, which is spread across several locations, is among the busiest in the world. Learning the ins and outs of how to export from the US to Ningbo is thus vital to the development of any exporter’s business in China.
As of the 2010 census, the entire administrated area of Ningbo had a population of 7.6 million, with 3.5 million in the six urban districts of Ningbo proper. Ningbo is a major exporter of electrical products, food, industrial tools, and textiles, and the private economy of the city is especially well-developed. As the Chinese government is eager to develop China’s domestic consumer market, to export from the US to Ningbo is to discover a gateway to a tremendous market opportunity.