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European Chamber launches its 6th European Business in China Position Paper in Helsinki

Helsinki, 12th 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 at the EU-China Summit.

Vice-President Verheugen accepted and endorsed the Position Paper on behalf of the European Commission during the EU-China Business Summit in Helsinki. The European Business in China Position Paper 2006-2007 is the premier annual publication of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.

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

Today, Giorgio Magistrelli, Secretary General 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. Magistrelli 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.

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