China is a vast and diverse market that cannot be viewed as an entire market. The regional diversity, coupled with a good degree of autonomy between the provinces necessitates knowing your target markets. The Dublin Chamber of Commerce is thus hoping to encourage its members to adopt a more focused 'One City - One Province' China market strategy instead of focusing on the whole market.
In this section, you will find further information on the special relationships that have been built by Dublin Chamber in Beijing and other high potential second tier cities.
On Sunday 19 February 2012, as part of the visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to Ireland, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and the China Association of Trade in Services (CATIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
The agreement signed by the two organisations recognised the countries special relationship: China and Ireland have a good economic and trade relationship and China is the largest trade partner of Ireland in Asia. The trade in services between the two countries has been developing in recent years and has great potential for the future. CATIS is the only national association in the field of trade in services in China and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce is the largest local chamber in Ireland. A constant and solidus cooperation between these two parties will be beneficial to both, and has great potential to promote trade between the two countries.
The agreement was signed by Gina Quin, CEO of the Dublin Chamber, and Yao Shenhong, Vice Chairman & Secretary-General of CATIS.
The Dublin Chamber of Commerce has a long and fruitful relationship with the City of Beijing. Back in november 2007, Dublin Chamber took part in a visit to Beijing and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Beijing Chamber of International Commerce (CCPIT Beijing).
A twinning agreement was signed between Dublin City and Beijing in June 2011 and Dublin Chamber was highly involved in organising Mr Guo Jinlong, Mayor of Beijing visit to Dublin in September 2011. During this visit, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce signed a MoU with the Beijing WTO Affairs Centre.
In June 2011, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade - Dalian Sub-Council and Dublin Chamber of Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Dublin. The MoU was signed by Ms. Imelda Reynolds, President, Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Li Bozhou, Chairman, Dalian Chamber of International Commerce (CCPIT - Dalian sub-council). The MOU identified areas of common interest and signals the beginning of what we hope will be a fruitful cooperation between the two regions. To find out more about Dalian's Economy please click here.
Imelda Reynolds, President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce; Li Bozhou, Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Dalian Sub-council.
Through it's Enterprise Europe Network office the Dublin Chamber of Commerce has connections in several Chinese cities. For further information on doing business in any of these cities please contact Linda@dublinchamber.ie.
This page was created with the support of the Understanding China Programme.