Category: In Brief

Understanding Demographic Headwinds Threatening Growth in China

On 11 April 2024, the EU SME Centre, together with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, hosted a policy meeting where Scott Rozelle, co-director of Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University, and Ernan Cui, […]

Written by on 17 April 2024

Policy Meeting: A Two Sessions Roundup with Neil Thomas and Dan Wang

On 19 March 2024, the EU SME Centre, in partnership with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, held its latest policy meeting. This event assembled experts and stakeholders from the European diplomatic and business associations to discuss the impact of China’s recent legislative developments on its economic and political landscape. Dan Wang, Chief […]

Written by on 26 March 2024

Three Wine Professionals Share Their Experience of the Chinese Market

The EU SME Centre has interviewed three wine experts in China on their analysis of the market and its evolution over the past few years. The case studies made possible by these interviews are now available below. With this publication, we aim to guide EU wine producers and distributors when they select their positioning and […]

Written by on 10 January 2024

Infant Formula: New Registration Guidelines Will Enter into Force in October 2023

On 10 July 2023, SAMR released the revised Administrative Measures of Product Formulation Registration of Infant Formula Milk Powder, which will enter into force on 1 October 2023. Compared with the previous version illustrated in the EU SME Centre report on China’s Dairy Sector, these revised guidelines will: Click here to access the revised measures in […]

Written by on 25 July 2023

Data Protection for Small Business: The EU Answers Your Questions

Are you unsure how to comply with GDPR? Do you process personal data about your staff, consumers, and business partners? Do you want to understand data protection rights? The European Data Protection Board has published a new Data Protection Guide for Small Business. The guide details what is meant by personal data, shares GDPR principles […]

Written by on 20 June 2023

SMEs in China: Policy Environment Report (2019 Update)

The EU SME Centre is proud to announce the release of its annual SME Policy Environment Report. The report sets out to provide an overview of the most significant developments affecting SMEs operating in China, with a special focus on the impact on European SMEs. The structure of the report consists of three parts: an […]

Written by on 9 July 2019

EU and China Agree on Scope of the Future Investment Deal

The EU and China negotiators reached clear conclusions in January 2016 on an ambitious and comprehensive scope of the upcoming EU-China investment agreement and moved into a phase of specific text-based negotiations. This is a major step forward in the EU-China talks launched at the end of 2013 and a direct response to the political […]

Written by on 13 February 2016

10 Chinese Provinces to Start Agricultural E-commerce Pilot Plans

China accelerates its supply-side reform in agricultural sector by introducing E-commerce pilot plans in 10 Chinese provinces or municipalities including Beijing, Hebei, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Hunan, Guangdong, Hainan, Chongqing and Ningxia. Three aspects in agricultural sector are identified as primary focuses of the Pilot Plan: Beijing, Hebei, Jilin, Hunan, Guangdong, Chongqing and Ningxia on agricultural […]

Written by on 24 January 2016

China to Establish New Cross-Border E-commerce Pilot Zones in 12 Cities

New Cross-Border E-commerce Pilot Zones have been approved to be established in 12 Chinese cities including Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Dalian, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shenzhen and Suzhou. The first Pilot Zone of this kind was established in Hangzhou in March 2015. The 12 new Pilot Zones will adopt similar successful policies developed in […]

Written by on 10 January 2016