European Business in China Position Paper 2018/2019

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The European Business in China – Position Paper (Position Paper) is the European Chamber’s primary annual publication. Although the speed of China’s reform and opening up has accelerated over the past year relative to the recent past, it remains, in absolute terms, incomplete and too slow. The resulting increase in global tensions has culminated in a tit-for-tat exchange between China and the US, with the European business being caught in the cross fire. 

While the European Chamber believes that tariffs are not an appropriate tool for resolving complex issues such as unfair technology transfers, market access barriers and an opaque regulatory environment, it does share the US’ impatience. Rather than resorting to swinging a hammer, the European Chamber has assembled its European Business in China Position Paper 2018/2019, which examines concrete concerns and offers recommendations that can help to provide a constructive solution to the current situation: 

  • 33 sub-papers covering different industries and horizontal issues begin with a holistic view of the sector before focusing in on specific issues and providing 828 corresponding recommendations to address the most pressing concerns of European companies operating in China.
  • Concerns include broad issues like rule of law, market access, reciprocity and SOE dominance, as well as highly detailed ones like the need to clearly define specific terms in laws and regulations.
  • The Executive Position Paper focusses on concrete examples of the 14 most common concerns faced by European companies across different industries, and catalogues them into a matrix by industry to highlight the ‘reform deficit’ that must be addressed to rebalance China’s trade and investment relationships and ease global tensions.

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Publication title
Executive Position Paper 2018/2019 - 总体建议书2018/2019
European Business in China Position Paper 2018/2019 - 欧盟企业在中国建议书2018/2019
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Quality and Safety Services Sub-working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 质量与安全子工作组建议书2018/2019
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Logistics Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 物流工作组建议书2018/2019
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Investment Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 投资工作组建议书2018/2019
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Information & Communication Technology Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 信息与通信技术工作组建议书2018/2019
Human Resources Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 人力资源工作组建议书2018/2019
Healthcare Equipment Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 医疗器械工作组建议书2018/2019
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Finance and Taxation Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 财务与税务工作组建议书2018/2019
Fashion and Leather Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 时装与皮具工作组2018/2019
Environment Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 环境工作组建议书2018/2019
Cybersecurity Sub-working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 网络安全子工作组建议书2018/2019
Energy Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 能源工作组建议书2018/2019
Cosmetics Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 化妆品行业工作组建议书2018/2019
Consumer Finance & Non-Banking Financial Institutions Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 消费金融与非银行金融机构工作组建议书2018/2019
Construction Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 建筑工作组建议书2018/2019
Compliance and Business Ethics Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 合规与商业道德工作组建议书2018/2019
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Automotive Working Group Position Paper 2018/2019 - 汽车工作组建议书2018/2019
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