2013 American Business in China White Paper

The 15th edition of AmCham China’s American Business in China White Paper (White Paper) synthesizes the collective views of AmCham China’s member companies on trade and commercial issues that affect the US business community in China.

Written by volunteer AmCham China members, the 376-page White Paper offers recommendations on reforms that would improve the business climate in the areas of investment, standards, transparency, and IPR. It also provides detailed snapshots of business conditions across some two dozen industries, ranging from clean technology to financial services to information and communications technology.

Table of Contents

Chairman’s Message

Industrial Policy and Market Access

  • Civil Society
  • Competition Law
  • Customs
  • Government Procurement
  • High-Tech Trade Promotion and Export Controls
  • Human Resources
  • Innovation Policy
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Investment Policy
  • Standards, Certification, and Conformity Assessment
  • Tax Policy
  • Visa Policy
  • Work Safety






Regional Issues


Business Climate Overview

Industry-Specific Issues

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Civil Aviation
  • Clean Technology
  • Construction, Engineering, and Design
  • Cosmetics
  • Direct Sales
  • Electronic Payment Systems
  • Express Delivery Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices
  • Information and Communications Technology and Cyber Security
  • Insurance
  • Legal Services
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Oil, Energy, and Power
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and E-commerce 


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