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Newsletter November 2016
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Supporting Small Businesses in the Clean Tech and Food Sector

Join us for the Circular Economy Mission to Beijing during the week of 22-25 November. The European Commission will be leading a delegation of over 60 European businesses to take part in a series of events including the 2016 China International Circular Economy Exhibition, organised by the China Association for Circular Economy (CACE).

Visit us at booth E4D19 at this year's Anufood in Beijing - November 16th-18th. Get advice from our Business Development team and find out about our B2B meetings support.

Get to grips with WeChat, Cross-border E-commerce and brush up on your Legal Essentials during our Expert Tours in December. Choose from scheduled group workshops or get an in-house training for your internal team. 

In other news, our Legal Advisor Ludmila Hyklova met with Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) partners in Bratislava at the EEN Annual Conference earlier this week, and our Advocacy Team met with Chinese Officials, regional trade support organisations and small businesses in Guizhou during a series of meetings and matchmaking events.

Scroll down for more events and news updates.

More News

China Extends Its Foreign Investment Administration Reform throughout the Country​

Centre Expert Presents at 16+1 Summit in Riga

Director-General of DG GROW from European Commission Visited EU SME Centre in Beijing

Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China Launches Journal OFF-the-WALL

SME Tip of the Month

Dealing with Change - Business Opportunities and Challenges for European SMEs in China’s Shifting Landscape

From China IPR SME Helpdesk
How to Remove Counterfeit Goods from E-Commerce Sites in China​

SME Advocacy


Get insights into the Chinese market from the comfort of your own meeting room, covering areas in:
  • China Business Essentials
  • Exporting To China
  • Setting Up In China
  • Seizing Chinese Business Opportunities In Home Country
Click here to learn more about the service.

Upcoming Events 

Nov 14 - 16, Prague: China Investment Forum
Nov 14 - 16, Bratislava​, EEN Annual Conference in Bratislava
Nov 16 - 18, Beijing: ANUFOOD China 2016
Nov 21, Guangzhou: China’s Cross-Border E-commerce and Free Trade Zones: Regulation Updates and Impact on Your Business
Nov 22, Beijing: Circular Economy Mission to China in Beijing
Nov 29, Beijing: HR Policy Updates in China and Case Studies
Dec 1, Toledo: How to Export F&B Products to China
Dec 6, Cork: Developing a WeChat strategy for Your Business in China
Dec 7, Beijing: Developing a WeChat Strategy for Your Business in China
Dec 7, London: Developing a WeChat Strategy for Your Business in China
Dec 9, Shanghai: Developing a WeChat Strategy for Your Business in China
Dec 9, Beijing: Economic Outlook: Key Trends of the Chinese Market in 2016 and Impact of Brexit for European Businesses | EU SME Breakfast Seminar
Dec 15, Brussels: How to Manage HR Issues in China

Publication Highlights

Webinar Review

Preparing an Employee Handbook in China
Understanding how to effectively manage a local team and make HR rules clear from the beginning is important for companies operating in China. Having a well-structured and practical employee handbook can be very helpful in this aspect. View More>
How to Prevent Common Labour Disputes in China
Webinar: How to Prevent Common Labour Disputes in China

This webinar will explain the role of a staff handbook and how to make it binding and enforceable, provisions to include in your handbook and ways to prevent common labour disputes including termination and claims for bonuses.​

Trade Fairs in China

Nov 16 - 18, 2016, Beijing: AnuFood Beijing
Feb 5 - 7, 2017, Beijing: China Fish 2017
Feb 22 - 27, 2017, Guangzhou: China (Guangzhou) International Professional Light and Sound Exhibition
Mar 2 - 5, 2017, Guangzhou: Dental South China International Expo
Mar 3 - 5, 2017, Chengdu: The 99th China Home Textiles Mode Underwear
Mar 6 - 9,2017, Xiamen: XIAMEN STONE FAIR 2017
Mar 7 - 10, 2017, Beijing: The 24th China (Beijing) International Building Decorations and Building Materials Expositions 2017
Mar 14 - 16, 2017, Shanghai: SEMICON China 2017
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