Submitted by ECCP Team on 09 June 2016

The EU SME Centre is a EU initiative that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European SMEs getting them ready to do business in China.

The EU SME Centre helps facilitate market access for European SMEs. Specifically, the Centre assists SMEs to establish, develop and maintain commercial activities in the Chinese market – through export and investment - particularly at the crucial early stages of their market penetration strategy.

The Centre provides advice and support in four areas – business development, law, standards and conformity and human resources. Collaborating with external experts worldwide, the Centre converts valuable knowledge and experience into practical business tools and services easily accessible online. From first-line advice to in-depth technical solutions, they offer services through:  

  • Knowledge Centre – containing over 100 comprehensive market reports, guidelines and case studies available for downloading
  • Advice Centre –the right information to support business decisions
  • Training Centre - training programmes both on-site and online to plug the knowledge and skills gaps of SMEs entering the China market
  • SME Advocacy Platform - Providing a coherent, consistent and consolidated voice for European small businesses
  • Hot-Desks & Meeting Rooms - Ready-to-go workspace available for you in central Beijing.

Implementing Partners

 The EU SME Centre is managed by six implementing partners who through their knowledge and experience of the China market guide the strategic development and management of the Centre.

 Through their member networks and understanding of the local market, the implementing partners bring the Centre’s complementary services to a larger number of European SMEs across Europe and China. 

 The six implementing partners are:

  • China-Britain Business Council
  • Benelux Chamber of Commerce
  • China-Italy Chamber of Commerce
  • French Chamber of Commerce in China
  • European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

Contact : Tel: (010) 85275300 ; Fax: (010) 85275093

+86 (010) 85275300 ext. 331

For any questions about the Platform, please contact Xavier.sans-powell [at] (Mr Xavier SansPowell). -

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