Shipbuilding Working Group Established in Beijing Go back »

2019-06-24 | Beijing

A Shipbuilding Working Group has been officially established on 24th June 2019 in the Beijing chapter, in answer to the industry’s request for a tool to better engage with both Chinese (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) and European (DG MOVE) authorities. The working group endeavors to be the voice of European world-leading companies in the business of manufacturing ship components as well as building, designing and repairing ships.

Companies forming this working group have operated in China for more than 20 years and have proved to be deeply committed to bringing their know-how and best practices to the Chinese market.

In a world that is more interconnected than it has ever been, the shipbuilding sector is a strategic driver for the development of a future competitive and sustainable maritime transport system. In this broader picture, China plays a pivotal role, since it is the world’s leader in shipbuilding – with a 40 per cent share of the global market. Given this relevance, the industry is keen to engage with Chinese authorities; to both address the issues that affect the domestic market and to be part of the ongoing dialogue between the European Union and China, which aims to create the conditions for shared solutions to the problems affecting the global industry (e.g. overcapacity, unfair government practices).

European Chamber members are welcomed to join this group via the working group page. If you have any question, please contact Mr Alessandro Bazzoli at