On June 9, Wang Xu, Vice Mayor of Tianjin Municipal People’s Government met with AmCham China, Tianjin member company representatives and AmCham China President Michael Hart who attended the meeting virtually. The group discussed the Tianjin government’s support policies for enterprises during the pandemic, pandemic control measures, supply chain logistics, industrial chain layout, international flights, entry of foreigners and other related issues.
At the meeting, representatives of seven member enterprises shared their current business situations, challenges encountered as a result of COVID-10 outbreaks, and suggestions to improve the business environment in Tianjin. Responding to those member’s concerns were 13 municipal bureaus along with the Xiqing District Municipal Government, who responded to member’s concerns and provided suggestions on a case-by-case basis.
Those bureaus represented at the meeting included: The Tianjin Bureau of Commerce, Tianjin Industrial and Information Technology Bureau, Tianjin Development and Reform Commission, Foreign Affairs Office of Tianjin Municipal People’s Government, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Tianjin Sub-council, Tianjin Education Commission, Tianjin Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, Tianjin Financial Bureau, Tianjin Health Commission, Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission, Tianjin Housing and Urban-Rural Construction Commission, Tianjin Municipal Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources, and Tianjin Municipal Commission of Market Supervision.
In his remarks, Vice Mayor Wang Xu thanked AmCham China and its members for their support to Tianjin’s development. He added that, during these tough days of the pandemic, they understand the importance of “stability” and “predictability” to the development of enterprises. Vice Mayor Wang said that coordinating epidemic prevention and supporting economic development requires a joint effort, and he hopes to unite government and enterprises achieve win-win progress in the future.
Both AmCham China President Michael Hart and AmCham China, Tianjin Chairman Marcus Williams thanked the Tianjin Municipal Government for its support and cooperation with AmCham China. They also expressed hopes to establish a stable communication mechanism with various government departments to help to continue to bridge the gap between government and enterprises. Hart said the ultimate goal is to work together to enhance the confidence of enterprises in investing and operating, optimize the business environment, and attract more American-funded enterprises to invest in Tianjin.