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 CDMD), wood material (European Wood), cosmetics, foods (cheese, FSMP and Paediatric Nutrition), fashtion and leather, and automitive (Independent Aftermarket). 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, the EU SME Centre, and GNSS Asia.

For more information about possible cooperation between the European Chamber and your Business Association or Industry Group, please contact Ziting Zhang (Tel: +86 10 6462 2066 Ext.33).

COCIR
COCIR

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

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Consumable and Disposable Medical Devices Desk
Consumable and Disposable Medical Devices Desk

The Consumable and Disposable Medical Devices (CDMD) Advisory Committee was founded 2014 by companies manufacturing basic disposable medical devices, high-value implants and in-vitro diagnostics (IVD). 

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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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Fashion and Leather Desk
Fashion and Leather Desk

The Fashion & Leather Desk consists of 9 brands with a diverse range of business model, including LVMH, Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Tods & Richemont. Their expertise in the industry has been widely recognized by consumers, and has contributed significantly to the development of the fashion & leather industry in China.

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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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Food for Special Medical Purpose Advisory Committee
Food for Special Medical Purpose Advisory Committee

The European Chamber's Food for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) Advisory Committee was established in 2016 and has four leading international manufacturers as members that have a specialty in special nutrition. Members of this working group have charted outstanding performance in China's FSMP market and are committed to FSMP industry growth in China.

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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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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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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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The EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP)
The EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP)

The EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP) was officially launched in 2016 and will run until 2020. Its objective is to strengthen the economic partnership between the EU and China in the civil aviation domain. The project is implemented by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), with the European Chamber as the local European project partner for the involvement of the European aviation industry.

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