AmCham China Releases 2009 White Paper

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May 7 – The American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic China has released its 11th white paper on the state of American businesses in the country based on the views and experiences of its members.

The 2009 White Paper is released by AmCham-China annually and is used by the organization as a basis for year-on-year policy assessments and recommendations in the next 12 months. Copies of the paper will be sent to both American and Chinese government officials.

This year, the paper was launched during a press conference in Beijing last April 27. It included 38 chapters tackling relevant topics that impact AmCham members like overall business climate, regional outlooks and in-depth reviews of key industries and issues from intellectual property rights and environmental protection, to financial services and aviation.

Besides insights from AmCham-China’s 2,700 members, it also comes with specific contributions from AmCham Shanghai and AmCham-Southwest China.

According to an AmCham-China member survey, two-thirds of US companies in China expect to directly or indirectly benefit from China’s RMB4 trillion stimulus package.

“In 2009, we see two critical and intertwined goals,” said John D. Watkins, Jr., AmCham-China Chairman said in a press release. “They are overcoming protectionism and enhancing local implementation of China’s regulatory environment.”

To download a copy of the 154 page paper click here.