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European Chamber Launches its 6th European Business in China Position Paper

Beijing, 5th September 2006. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, the leading exponent of European business interests in China and the Voice of European Business in China, has today launched the sixth edition of the European Business in China Position Paper.

An advance copy of the European Business in China Position Paper 2006-2007, the premier annual publication of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China was presented on Monday evening to Minister Bo Xilai of the Ministry of Commerce during a dinner celebrating China’s five-year WTO Partnership.

The Position Paper is the most important communication tool that the European Chamber utilizes to convey operational business concerns of European companies to policy makers in Chinese government and the European authorities.

Serge Janssens de Varebeke, the President of the European Chamber introduced the new edition of the Position Paper to the press and outlined the key messages contained within it. In his speech, Mr. Janssens de Varebeke stated China has successfully implemented the majority of WTO commitments on, or ahead, of schedule”, nevertheless,  “European companies still face some  obstacles in China: “Transparency” and “Intellectual Property Rights” remain the main concerns of doing business in China and  a large majority of the Chamber’s members would hope better enforcement of IPR law and regulations Throughout the past 6 years each of the European Chamber’s Working Groups have put together a paper that reflects the current business situation in their specific field of expertise. Each year the positions and recommendations of the Working Groups have been further refined so that the most pressing concerns and recommendations are clearly and succinctly stated.

To download this press release, please click here:English version, 中文新闻稿

For more information, please contact:
Grace Yao, Press Officer of the European Chamber
Phone: +86 10 6462 2066 – 30; E-mail: gyao@euccc.com.cn

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Yichi Zhang