2012 AmCham American Business in China White Paper Released

AmCham China’s American Business in China White Paper (White Paper) synthesizes the collective views of AmCham China’s member companies and contains suggestions for both the US and Chinese government on how to improve the business climate. With industry and regional chapters, the White Paper is a comprehensive publication that presents the views and insights of our collective membership on trade and commercial issues affecting the US business community in China, as well as our views on the PRC’s overall business environment. With over 2,600 members from more than 1,200 companies, our members represent the perspective of US companies in China.

Table of Contents

Chairman’s Message

Industrial Policy and Market Access

  • Civil Society
  • Competition Law
  • Customs
  • Government Procurement
  • High-Tech Trade Promotion and Export Controls
  • Human Resources
  • Innovation Policy
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Investment Policy
  • Standards, Certification, and Conformity Assessment
  • Tax Policy
  • Visa Policy
  • Work Safety






Regional Issues

Business Climate Overview

Industry-Specific Issues

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Civil Aviation
  • Clean Technology
  • Construction, Engineering, and Design
  • Cosmetics
  • Direct Sales
  • Electronic Payment Systems
  • Express Delivery Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices
  • Information and Communications Technology and Cyber Security
  • Insurance
  • Legal Services
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Oil, Energy, and Power
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and E-commerce