Advocacy

As the voice of British business in China, BritCham advocates on behalf of our members to both the British and Chinese governments for the purpose of better directing trade relations. The dialogues we foster raise the issues and concerns of our members to make their voice heard in government and the wider China business environment.

BritCham’s major policy initiative is its annual Position Paper. The Paper examines the impact of China’s regulatory system on the ability of BritCham members to thrive and provide a full range of products or services to market, and provides both policy recommendations and an overview of opportunities for British business in China.

We gather the views of members companies across thirteen sectors, from well-established firms to small-scale entrepreneurs, through a series of roundtables and interviews. The Paper is then presented by a delegation of members to the leadership in both the British and Chinese governments, which has in the past included Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua, Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill and Ambassador Barbara Woodward.

To register your interest in contributing in the next Position Paper, or for any queries, please contact advocacy@britishchamber.cn.

BritCham also releases an annual Member Sentiment Survey, which assesses the outlook of our members on the China market. Members answer a series of questions on the attractiveness of China for further investment, the challenges they face in the regulatory environment and the impact of current affairs on their business. Our findings are presented to the British and Chinese government, and directly inform trade policy.

Analysis of new political and economic developments can also be found in the Policy Insights series, helping members understand the implications that shifts in China’s business and regulatory environment has for their business. Pulse surveys of our members provide a snapshot of the reaction of British business to topics of interest in China.

For more information on BritCham’s advocacy work, please contact advocacy@britishchamber.cn.

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