Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in China were originally established on the east coast of the country by the Chinese Central Government in the late 1970s. The goal of these zones was to increase the interaction between foreign and Chinese enterprises, to boost exports and the opening of China to the world. With the same aim of economic stimulation, the policy of SEZs expanded to Western China.
Although the Special Economic Zones have the same purpose, each of them has key distinctive features, special economic advantages, and more flexible government measures. It is important for EU SMEs to grasp the theory behind the policy of SEZs and how to make the most out of this trial way of entering the Chinese market.
In this webinar, Maxime Van ‘t Klooster will share practical information on the benefits of SEZs, analyse the case studies of Hainan and Shenzhen as SEZs and provide practical advice on how to do business in China.
- Corporate structures in China
- Defining a Special Economic Zone (SEZ)
- Advantages of SEZ’s
- Taking advantage of opportunities for European SMEs in a SEZ
- Strategic market entry
- Conclusion and remarks
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About the Expert
Maxime Van ‘t Klooster, General Manager at 1421 Consulting Group
Maxime Van ‘t Klooster, with a Master degree in International Business from Maastricht University, has been living in China for 5 years. As General Manager of 1421 Consulting Group, he is responsible for the implementation of organisational strategy in their Beijing office. Moreover, he leads the inbound consulting project team and oversees all corporate services for foreign clients. These experiences have given Maxime a deep insight into Chinese culture and expertise in assisting foreign companies with their China strategy.