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[FULLY BOOKED] ROUNDTABLE: SINO-SWISS FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
May 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
In collaboration with
SwissCham Shanghai is delighted to invite you to:
Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement Roundtable
Friday, May 19, 2017
13:30 – 16:00
@ swissnex China office
Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,
The free trade agreement (FTA) signed between Switzerland and China in 2013 is among the most ambitious trade deals signed by both countries to date. During Xi’s state visit to Switzerland this year, both governments have agreed to upgrade the FTA agreement to benefit more Swiss companies.
The Swiss Centers, with its trade expertise and long-standing relations with local authorities, acts in between Swiss companies and Chinese authorities to secure successful implementation of FTA rates on qualified Swiss exports. Delegates from Shanghai Customs Bureau and the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration (FTZ) will attend the roundtable. Through open dialogue, we hope to relay to the authorities the main challenges that Swiss companies encounter with the FTA at the operational level.
It is far from easy to file a successful FTA application. However, with a practical and solution-oriented approach, we firmly believe that clarity can be provided on what goes wrong and how to fix it. Therefore, this roundtable offers each Swiss company the opportunity to present their most pressing challenges to the panel for discussion and troubleshoot.
Before joining the roundtable, we would appreciate it very much if you took the time to fill in our short, anonymous online questionnaire (5 minutes max). That will help us to improve the performance of the roundtable!
Your SwissCham Team
About the Speaker
Vanessa XU, Trade Specialist, Swiss Center Shanghai
Vanessa obtained a degree in International Trading and Logistics Management and has 14 years of professional experience in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone in international trade, logistics, and capital flow. At Swiss Center Shanghai, Her role is to support and smoothen trade operations for Swiss Center member SMEs members and to drive them to success in China.
Her specialty is in import/export trading solutions, working closely with the CIQ (China Inspection and Quarantine Services) and other customs authorities. She is responsible for analysis of product HS codes and administration of trade documents, to ensure that all documentation is best-practiced to take advantage of free trade policies and to align with newest government regulations.
Target Audience: Swiss Companies
Discussion, exchange between Swiss companies and Q&A monitored by the Swiss Center Shanghai
Date & Time （日期及时间）
May 19, 2017 13:30 – 16:00
- 13:30 – 14:00: Registration
- 14:00 – 14:20: Introduction and presentation by Swiss Center Shanghai, Vanessa Xu
- 14:15 – 15:15: Q&A and exchange between the participants.
- 15:15 – 16:00: Networking
Language: English （语言：英语）
- Members: RMB 100 会员价
- Non-Members: RMB 200 非会员价
Please register by May 17, 2017 请在2017年05月17日前登记
swissnex China office
Room 2210, Building A, Far East International Plaza 319, Xianxia Road
上海市仙霞路319号远东国际广场A栋2210室 May 19, 2017 13:30 – 16:00