On the 10thMay 2018 the British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China (BCCSWC), China (Chongqing) Pilot Free Trade Zone, and Chongqing Logistics City jointly organised the first China-UK Free Trade Zone Workshop.
This event follow the previous FTZ Launch Ceremony that took place in January. Follow the links below for further information on this previous event.
During the morning session guests met at Chongqing Logistics City for a tour around the facilities and site. During the tour we visited the Chongqing Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd who showed the group around their facilities and introduced their operations processes.
After buffet lunch, we had some time for a networking. The guests used the time to discuss various challenges each other face and how best to cover come this.
Following the group were joined by representatives from China (Chongqing) Pilot Free Trade Zone and Chongqing Logistics City for a round table discussion on the Business Environment and Market Access.
Representatives from the Urban Planning Department and Logistic, China (Chongqing) Pilot Free Trade Zone and Chongqing Logistics City gave an overview of the area, the future development plans and the opportunities to help support UK / China business.
This was followed by specific case studies by Chongqing Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd and ChungKing Henna Top View Import and Export Trading Co., Ltd. Who respectively gave short presentations about their operations and the general business environment that they face.
Following the meeting guests were able to enjoy some delicious cakes and tea and continue conversations with new and old friends.
Overall the event was very informative and a great opportunity for UK companies to learn about one of Chongqing’s newest developments and make practical connections with local business leaders!
We give thanks to the team at the China (Chongqing) Pilot Free Trade Zone and Chongqing Logistics City for hosting such a great event!