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2012-12-06 > All chapters

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China: Another disappointing and limited Chinese offer to join the Government Procurement Agreement

Beijing, 06 December 2012– China promised in its WTO Accession Protocol to join the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) ‘as soon as possible’. Eleven years since WTO accession and five years after negotiations first started, China presented its fourth offer in Geneva on 5th December 2012. Although a minor improvement, notably through its inclusion of three additional provinces and through lowered threshold levels, this third revised GPA offer is still highly disappointing in terms of scope and coverage.

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2012-09-06 > All chapters

European Business in China Position Paper 2012/2013: Equal Access for All Would Bring about Rebalancing

Beijing, 06 September 2012 – The upcoming leadership transition provides the opportunity to enact much-needed reforms in China’s approach to foreign and domestic private investment, according to the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, which today launched the 13th annual edition of its primary lobbying document, the European Business in China Position Paper 2012/2013.

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2012-05-29 > All chapters

Business Confidence Survey 2012: Despite strong growth optimism, regulatory concerns and rising costs are impacting upon European companies’ investment plans.

Beijing, 29 May 2012 -- China is becoming an increasingly important strategic market for European companies, but a significant proportion may shift investments away from China’s increasingly costly marketplace to other countries due to increased market pressures and missed opportunities caused by market access and regulatory barriers, according to the Business Confidence Survey 2012 released today by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

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