Flemish export has declined severely due to the Coronacrisis. For more information, please click here to read the Dutch article of Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT).
From 21 to 27 May the “Two Sessions” were held in China, the most important events on China’s political calendar. The Two Sessions, also called ‘Lianghui’, are the two annual parliamentary meetings, where the two main political bodies of China – the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)- discuss China’s plans for the coming years.
Belgian engineer Luc Taerwe received the 2019 Shanghai Science & Technology Award. Mr. Taerwe is Director of the China Platform at Ghent University, a platform established to facilitate the university’s academic interaction with Chinese universities and organizations. He received an award for deepening international exchange and cooperation between China and other countries.
Bernard Dewit, chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, is aware of the huge challenges ahead in the negotiations of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment between China and the European Union, but he sees encouraging signs as China and the EU continue their talks.
The BCECC organized a webinar with the trade commissioners of FIT, AWEX and hub.brussels, all based in China. The three China experts discussed the current economic situation in China, the impact of COVID-19 and how these regional government agencies can assist Belgian companies during this difficult period, in particular with their China business.
In Belgium, governments and experts are thinking about how to plan the exit from the corona-lockdown and the rebuilding of the economy. Everybody is looking at China to see whether the country can lift its lockdown without a significant re-appearance of COVID-19.
As a result of the current COVID-19 global outbreak, the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gloves, protective coveralls or eyewear protection, as well as for medical devices such as surgical masks, exploration gloves and some gowns, has seen an exponential growth. Read this article for more information on which masks meet the safety requirements.
International travel is being greatly influenced by the Coronavirus (covid-19) crisis. Therefore the travel advice to China is adapted regularly. Due to the announcement of a new measure by the Chinese authorities we would like to inform you that foreigners will be denied any access to the Chinese territory temporarily
If you work for or own a company in Belgium, you will undoubtedly have consulted one of Belgium’s 3 trade agencies for information. Nowadays many Belgian companies find themselves in economic difficulties or are very unclear about their future because of the Coronavirus. Therefore, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), Agence
Following the outbreak of covid-19, the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China, one of our partner organizations, has carried out a survey regarding the impact of covid-19 on Benelux businesses. To consult the results of the survey, please click here. The BCECC wishes everyone a good health. Stay safe!
Dear Members and friends of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, In these difficult times, the BCECC wants to do its part and contribute to the battle against the Coronavirus. Therefore we want to give supply information for the purchase of face masks, detection kits and other medical equipment to any
With China coming to grips with the epidemic situation, the situation in Belgium and other European countries is becoming increasingly serious. In the past days China’s major cities have taken quarantine measures for incoming travellers to China, including travellers from Belgium. Other Chinese cities and provinces are also tightening measures
Every company, no matter how big or small, has some intellectual property (IP). The most common type of IP right is a trade mark. A trade mark is essential to all kinds of companies, whether you are a producer, distributor or service provider, as it allows clients to distinguish you
At the end of January, China’s provincial and municipal governments initiated the “first level response to major public health emergencies”, implementing travel and trade bans, which indicated the seriousness of the epidemic. For the sake of everyone’s safety, many enterprises have also postponed the resumption of work, in order to
BCECC met with Financial Secretary and Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong SAR
Following the Princely Mission to China in November, the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) extended its business trip by accompanying the delegation of Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) to Hong Kong SAR and has had the honor to meet with Mr. Paul Chan, Financial Secretary and Mr. Edward Yau, Secretary
From November 17 to November 22, the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) joined the biggest ever Belgian Princely Mission to Beijing and Shanghai. The Belgian Economic Mission to China presided by HRH Princess Astrid counted more than 630 participants from all parts of Belgium and was accompanied by HE Didier
On November 22, 2019, The Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce organizes its annual Belgian Business Seminar in the Renaissance Marriot in Wan Chai. The topic of the 2019 seminar is ‘Belgian-Chinese Economic Relations in the Era of Protectionism’. After opening remarks by Senator & former Chairman of SFPI/FPIM Mr. Rik Daems,
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Bernard Dewit, chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC), was interviewed by Trends. The topics covered were the Chinese economic evolution and opening up, the difficulties the Belgian companies may encounter when entering the Chinese
When doing business with China, there is one app you simply cannot ignore: WeChat. BCECC is proud to announce the launch of its official WeChat account. With its over 1 billion active users globally, it is undoubtably the most popular app amongst Chinese people and businesses, for messaging, digital publishing,
The Lingang expansion of the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ) was officially unveiled on Tuesday. As a major strategic decision made by the Communist Party of China Central Committee to further opening up, the addition of the Lingang area demonstrates China’s clear stand to ad-here to all-round opening up in
HarmonyOS will deliver an intelligent experience across all user scenarios [Dongguan, China, August 9, 2019] At the Huawei Developer Conference today, Huawei launched HarmonyOS – a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business
Brussels Airport has been active on the leading social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for years in an effort to keep its passengers as well and as promptly informed as possible about the ins and outs at the airport. It has recently added a channel to
www.veroverdewereled.be is our partner Flander Investment & Trade’s brand new platform through which companies will find information on events and seminars to attend worldwide, or where they can publish and announce their own events related to doing international business.