The Chinese and global economy is dependent on a well-functioning and healthy maritime transport industry. But in maritime transport in particular, there are limits to the carbon emission reductions that can be achieved by using existing technologies. New technologies need to be developed in order to ensure carbon neutrality, whether by 2050 or 2060. Developing and implementing entirely new maritime propulsion technologies and fuels requires international collaboration, due to the scale and urgency of the challenge. In this respect, China and Europe are natural partners within the maritime industry. They are global leaders within the industry, with the world’s five largest container shipping companies being based in either China or Europe. Moreover, China is the world’s largest shipbuilding nation, accounting for about 50 per cent of all tonnage being built globally, while many European companies and institutions are leaders in maritime technology

At this meeting, representatives of the China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) and the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) will jointly discuss how European ship manufacturers and ship operators can work together to form an industry pathway to decarbonisation.

  • 2021-11-30 | 10:30 - 12:00
  • European Chamber Office Beijing, 4th Floor, Room C405
Members only

At this meeting, representatives of the Zhoushan Municipal Government will introduce policy for foreign participation in maritime R&D projects and shipbuilding projects. The working group will also introduce its Maritime Manufacturing Position Paper 2021/2022 followed by a roundtable discussion.

  • 2021-11-12 | 15:30 - 17:30
  • European Chamber Shanghai Office
Members only

The Cosmetics Working Group is honoured to have Ms Zhao Yanjun, Deputy Director General from Shanghai Medical Product Administration to attend our internal discussion and Nancy Li, Senior Manager of Intertek's Health and Beauty Products Division, give a lecture on supplementary regulations and answer questions from members.

  • 2021-07-23 | 13:30 - 16:00
  • European Chamber Shanghai Office , Unit 2204
Members only

At this meeting, Sharon ZM Chen, Director Commercial, Corporate Services, Vistra and Ms Dujian Lin, Legal Advisor, Vistra will share their interpretation on the latest regulatory developments in leasing and commercial factoring, including:

· Shanghai Financial Leasing Company and Commercial Factoring Company's Relevant Business Specification Guidelines for Individual Customers 《上海市融资租赁公司、商业保理公司涉个人客户相关业务规范指引》launched 2020-05-01

· Guidelines for the Supervision and Management of Beijing Financial Leasing Companies (for Trial Implementation) 《北京市融资租赁公司监督管理指引》(试行)launched 2020-04-07

· Regulation of Beijing on Local Financial Regulation 《北京市地方金融监督管理条例》will be launched on 2021-07-01

· Implementation of the Civil Code related to mortgage registration of movable property, People’s Bank of China’s Uniform Registration Measures for Moving Property and Rights Guarantees (Revised Draft for Comments) 《中国欧盟商会关于中国人民银行发布《动产和权利担保统一登记办法(修订征求意见稿)》, public consultation concluded 2021-06-03

Members will also have an exchange on the implementation of the Civil Code (Mortgage, Zongdeng etc.), and form an advocacy plan for the launch of the NBFI Position Paper in September.

  • 2021-07-13 | 16:00 - 18:00
  • "European Chamber Office, Shanghai, Unit 2204
Members only

Working group meeting

  • 2021-07-07 | 15:30 - 16:30
  • Zoom
Members only

At this get-together we will briefly discuss our key messaging and align on the wording of raised concerns. It will also be a great time for us to meet face-to-face, mingle with our peers and receive some updates on the regulatory development for leasing, auto finance and leasing.

  • 2021-04-16 | 10:00 - 11:00
  • European Chamber Office, Shanghai
Members only

At this meeting we will discuss the first draft for this year’s Position Paper and review some of recent developments within the maritime sector. At this meeting we will also hold Working Group Chair and Vice Chair Elections for 2021/22.

  • 2021-03-24 | 17:30 - 18:30
  • Online (Zoom)
Members only

合规与商业道德工作组很高兴邀请您参加3月3日(星期三)14:00 – 15:30举行的《外商投资安全审查办法》深度解析会议及2021-2022主席选举活动。 届时欢迎您前来上海市外商投资协会线下参加,您也可以通过ZOOM在线参会。会议语言为中文。


  • 2021-03-03 | 14:00 - 15:30
  • Online and Onsite – Shanghai Foreign Investment Association Meeting Room
Members only

At this meeting we will discuss the agenda for this year’s Position Paper and decide upon what we would like to highlight in our WG’s Position Paper this year (e.g., decide which key recommendations to keep and new key recommendations to put in). The European Business in China – Position Paper (Position Paper) is the European Chamber’s primary annual publication. It delivers to the Chinese Government over 800 detailed recommendations for improving the business environment, spread across 34 industry sectors and horizontal issues. The Position Paper details how persistent issues, such as limited market access and a complex regulatory environment, prevent European businesses from contributing fully to China’s sustainable development.

  • 2021-03-01 | 16:30 - 17:45
  • European Chamber Office, Shanghai
Members only
National > Working Group Meeting

AFB WG 2021 kick-off meeting and elections

The AFB WG is pleased to invite you to the first working group meeting in 2021 to kick start the year with an election of the WG chair and vice-chairs.

  • 2021-02-25 | 15:00 - 17:00
  • European Chamber Office Shanghai, 22nd Floor, Room 2204
Members only