China business

China Business Planning

Most countries have “China Business Support Offices”. These councils can help you to facilitate and promote trade and investment in China. The Support Offices are not only for large enterprizes but also for the smaller companies and individuals. I have listed a few of those offices below:

Australia China Business Council
Canada China Business Council
China Britain Business Council
China Brazil Business Council (CBBC)
German-Chinese Business Association (DCW)
New Zealand Business Council
Netherlands Business Support in China (in Dutch)
Russian-Chinese Business Council (RCBC)
U.S. Commercial Service China
US-China Business Council (focus on larger companies)
EU–China Business Association (EUCBA)

Trade partners China

Europe EU is China’s biggest trading partner (Germany nr 6)
Top 10 Trading partners of the Chinese mainland (Chinadaily 2014)
China is the largest export economy Top exports are computers, broadcasting equipment and telephones

Chamber of Commerce in China

The Chamber of Commerce serves member companies by being the voice of business in China. It’s providing a channel of communication with high-level Chinese political and economic circles. The Chamber of Commerce is also monitoring China’s market access and helps with trade related issues. An example is AHK Greater China. This chamber is part of the German Chambers of Commerce Worldwide Network (AHK). An oversight with foreign Chambers of Commerce in Beijing is here.

Ministry of Commerce China

– Website is Mofcom.gov.cn
– Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Offices
– News updates, statistics, commodity, investment, credit reports
Actual Exhibitions, Fairs and Tradeshows (sponsored by Mofcom.gov.cn)
Shanghai Exhibition centers

Public holidays in China

New Year’s Day January 1
National Holiday October 1
Spring Holiday (Chinese New Year) January/February
Lantern Festival February
International Women’s Day March 8
Labor Day May 1
Youth Day May 4
National Children’s Day June 1
Birth of the Chinese Communist Party July 1