Trade

Trade Barriers

The factors complicating business for foreign firms The World Bank released its annual Doing Business report in October, ranking economies worldwide on the ease of operating there. The top three were New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong. China jumped 15 places to No. 31, which…

Caught in the cross-fire: the effects of the US-China trade war on European companies

On 3rd September 2018, the European Chamber published the re­sults of a survey conducted earlier in the summer.

State of play of EU-China relations

The Trump Administration considers China a strategic competitor to confront, rather than a country with which to engage. The EU, on the contrary, refers to China as a strategic partner and, despite persistent and considerable differences in position in some areas, continues to engage.

Belt & Road Initiative: Business Opportunities and Challenges for European SMEs

The size and scope of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) warrant European companies, including SMEs, giving it a close look. In fact, according to the European Chamber’s Business Confidence Survey 2018, businesses are doing just that: more than half of respondents saw opportunities in…

Paving the Way: loan use in BRI expansion

As President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) incorporates an ambitious array of projects with diverse political and financial risks.

A New Opportunity

Why the US-China trade war could benefit European food industries

China’s Struggles to Attract Foreign Investment

The role of navigating negative lists in China’s market