2015 AmCham American Business in China White Paper Will Release

The annual American Business in China White Paper presents the views of AmCham Southwest, AmCham Shanghai, and AmCham China members, focusing on trade and commercial issues that impact their business operations in China, and establishes a policy platform for the coming year. The White Paper is widely distributed and referred to by officials in Chinese and U.S. governments and is the unified voice of foreign business in China.
thumb_817_amcham_publication_mediumAmCham Southwest members have the opportunity to contribute to the White Paper’s Chengdu and Chongqing regional chapters. Beginning in November of each year, our office solicits and compiles information from member companies in each major industry to present a balanced view of business conditions in Southwest China. Member company representatives will receive a brief survey about their experiences doing business in the region. We encourage you to contribute!

Contributors have an unparalleled opportunity to raise concerns and offer policy recommendations to those at the highest levels of U.S.-China cooperation. In addition, contributing members will have the opportunity to give a presentation about their industry at AmCham Southwest’s White Paper Release Celebration, earning recognition as an industry leader at one of AmCham Southwest’s largest annual events. We hope to receive your contribution in November for next year’s White Paper!

Table of Contents

Chairman’s Message

Part One:

Business Climate Overview

  • Investment Challenges in the Age of the New Normal
  • 2015 White Paper Recommendation Scorecard

Part Two:

Industrial Policy and Market Access

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


Part Three:

Industry-Specific Issues

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

Part Four:

Regional Issues

  • Provincial and Local Investment Environment
  • Chengdu
  • Chongqing
  • Northeast China
  • Shanghai
  • Tianjin
  • Wuhan