Category: In Brief

China SFDA to Issue New Drug Production License from 1 Jan 2016

China’s State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA) introduced new versions of the Drug Production License and Preparations License of Medical Institutions in a recent announcement. SFDA will start to issue the two new licenses from January 1st 2016. According to the announcement, companies that have licenses remain valid after January 1st 2016 also need to […]

Written by on 28 September 2015

Centre Expert Offers Insights into China’s ICT Market

The EU SME Centre in collaboration with our implementing partner BenCham organised a new edition of EU SME Seminar Series in Beijing on September 11th, focusing on the emerging trends in China’s ICT market and cyber security issues faced by SMEs. More than 30 participants from a wide range of industries attended the seminar and […]

Written by on 14 September 2015

Belgian SMEs Benefited from Centre’s First Training Workshop on Food & Beverage Export

The EU SME Centre’s first interactive training workshop on exporting food & beverage products to China was successfully organised with the Belgian-Chinese Economic and Commercial Council (BCECC) on May 6th in Brussels. 18 Belgian SMEs took part in the full-day training workshop that combined theories, practical case studies and interactive exercises. Designed to provide step-by-step […]

Written by on 2 June 2015

MOF: Notice on Supporting Exemplary SME Start-up and Innovation Base Cities

关于支持开展小微企业创业创新基地城市示范工作的通知 On 16th April, 2015, Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) in China released a joint notice on a decision to support exemplary SME start-ups and innovation base cities. Three fundamental principles […]

Written by on 10 May 2015

Centre Advocacy Team Meeting with Shanghai SME Centre

On February 10th, the EU SME Centre’s Advocacy team together with Mr. Rosario Di Maggio, Vice Chair of SME Forum in Shanghai from the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) met with Shanghai Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Development Service Centre, the Sino-German SME High-Tech Cooperation Center and the Shanghai SME Bran Promotion […]

Written by on 4 March 2015

Spending Time to Review Your Contract Can Save in the Long Run

A well-drafted contract is one of the elementary conditions for securing your position in business. Various factors such as geographical distance, language and cultural barriers, and a different legal system make concluding contracts in China, or with Chinese business partners, even more challenging. To help European SMEs with their business contracts, our Advice Centre now […]

Written by on 2 March 2015

New Italian Ambassador Alberto Bradanini Visits EU SME Centre

HE Mr Bradanini led a visit of Italian officials to the EU SME Centre on February 5 to find out how the Centre is assisting European small and medium-sized enterprises to access the Chinese market. The Italian delegation was accompanied by members of the Delegation of the European Union to China. After introductions, Centre Director […]

Written by on 4 February 2013

EU SME Centre Launches Diagnostic Kit to Make SMEs’ Lifes Easier

In times when China is an increasingly strategic market, access to critical business information is still the main issue for European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) wishing to trade and invest in China. The over 700 enquiries received by the “EU SME Centre” in Beijing – which assists European companies with China-related questions – indicate […]

Written by on 11 October 2012