Joint Initiatives

What can the European Chamber offer your Business Association/Industry?

China has been the major driver of global growth post the 2008 financial crisis. The steady growth of the Chinese economy has made China an attractive destination for investment in many industry sectors. However, the different and fast-changing business and regulatory environments can prove to be obstacles for companies to fully capture their market potential in China. As a response to this, a growing number of leading European business associations and industry groups have identified the need to establish a presence and formal representation in China. Many of these have found the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China to be a reliable partner for their activities, allowing them to quickly and efficiently establish China Desks or Industry Desks and immediately benefit from the European Chamber's knowledge, experience and vast network.

Jointly with these European business associations and member companies, the European Chamber has built a remarkable platform in areas including medical devices (COCIR and Eucomed), wood material (European Wood), lighting (ELCF), standards (SESEC), Turkish business representation (TÜSİAD), information security, cosmetics, and starch. These platforms have become major stakeholders within EU-China trade relations and are viewed as dependable partners for the Chinese authorities when seeking input for further regulatory development.

The European Chamber is also a consortium partner for projects funded by the European Union such as the China IPR SME Helpdesk, Switch “Train the Trainers”, the EU SME Centre and G5Asia.

For more information about possible cooperation between the European Chamber and your Business Association or Industry Group, please contact Maggie Xie (Tel: +86 10 6462 2066 Ext.68).

COCIR
COCIR

COCIR is the voice of the European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry.

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CAC/PT (Cosmetics Advisory Committee/Project Team)
CAC/PT (Cosmetics Advisory Committee/Project Team)

Established in 2009, the Cosmetics Advisory Committee/Project Team serves the regulatory, information and advocacy needs of the European Cosmetics industries.

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Cheese Industry Desk
Cheese Industry Desk

The Cheese Industry Desk is established in 2014 and has 8 prominent European cheese producers and industry associations. All these companies are key global dairy product manufacturers and their products are widely recognised by international and Chinese consumers.

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EHI (Association of European Heating Industry)
EHI (Association of European Heating Industry)

The Association of European Heating Industry is an organisation founded in 11 June 2002 in Brussels by the main European manufacturers of heating appliances

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European Wood
European Wood

European Wood is promoting sustainable building systems based on the benefits of using wood and wood products from sustainable forestry.

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Finland Turku City and Region China Desk
Finland Turku City and Region China Desk

Opened in 2012, the Turku Desk functions as a point of contact between Turku in Southwest Finland and Tianjin in China. The desk’s broad objectives comprise strengthening government relations and research and technology transfer, as well as business and educational exchange projects.

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Independent Auto AM(Aftermarket) Desk
Independent Auto AM(Aftermarket) Desk

The Aftermarket (AM) Initiative aims to explore the possibilities of applying an EU-type Exemption Regulation (Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation, MVBER) in China, to improve the accessibility of the AM business to suppliers, reduce the OEM’s interference in the auto component market, and improve the existing regulatory framework with a view to improve operating conditions for auto components suppliers in China, given the immaturity of the current regulatory environment and the government great attention to this sector.

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Information Security China Desk
Information Security China Desk

The Information Security Industry China Desk was established in 2009 to support the regulatory, information and advocacy needs of the European smart card and semiconductor industries.

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Low Voltage Desk
Low Voltage Desk

The Low Voltage (LV) Initiative aims to facilitate dialogue with Chinese authorities on issues affecting European business in China. The cooperation will address primarily issues affecting LV Initiative members active in China, to support China government organizations to adopt only IEC standards in the Low Voltage Electrical Distribution field and considering always that the European Chamber is “the voice of European business” in China.

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Paediatric Nutrition Desk
Paediatric Nutrition Desk

The European Chamber Paediatric Nutrition (PN) Desk was established in 2009 and currently has seven international companies as members andfive domestic manufacturers as local partners. Members and partners of the PN Desk include the major manufacturers of infant formulas who are active in China. 

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Starch Europe
Starch Europe

Established in 2011, STARCH EUROPE China Desk represents EU starch industry in China. STARCH EUROPE is the trade association which represents the interests of the EU starch industry both at European and international level. Its membership comprises 24 EU starch producing companies, together representing more than 95% of the EU starch industry and, in associate membership, 7 national starch industry associations.

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TÜSIAD (Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association)
TÜSIAD (Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association)

TÜSİAD is a non-governmental representative organization of the Turkish private sector business established in 1971.

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China IPR SME Helpdesk
China IPR SME Helpdesk

The China IPR SME Helpdesk is a project funded by the European and is implemented by consortium partners DEVELOPMENT Solutions, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and the European Business Network to support European SMEs to protect their intellectual property in China. 

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EU SME Centre
EU SME Centre

The EU SME Centre provides free-of-charge, practical business support services to European SMEs assisting them to establish, develop and maintain commercial activities in the Chinese market.

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GNSS.asia
GNSS.asia

The GNSS.asia project, financed under the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, has the objective to develop and implement GNSS industrial cooperation activities between European Union and China focusing on the downstream sector.

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