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Swiss Center Shanghai: www.swisscenters.org  | The Swiss China Gateway Official Osec Expert
 

 

SCS office hours:
Monday – Friday:
9.00 am - 5.30 pm
 
The office will be closed at
Chinese National Holidays: 
2013 New Year: Jan 1-3
Chinese New Year: Feb 9–15
Qingming Festival: Apr 4-6
Labour Day: April 29 - May 1
Dragon Boat Festival: June 10-12
Mid-Autumn Festival: Sep 19-21
Chinese National Day: Oct 1–7

 

 

Founded in 2000 as a non-profit, sino-swiss, public-private partnership, SCS is the center of by far the largest cluster of Swiss enterprises in China. Located in the heart of Xinzhuang Industry Park in the southwest of downtown Shanghai, it offers you a favourable location and convenient transportation possibilities. SCS not only offers virtual and instant office, workshop and support space in its machinery center, but also supports member companies with government relations and a broad network of experts. The Swiss Center cluster accounts for over 35'000 sqm of industrial and commercial space and over USD 50 million of investments.

Latest news

February 10, 2014:  
China is Switzerland's third biggest trade partner  
- The rise of China turned the country into the third biggest importer of Swiss goods: In 2013, Swiss goods in the value of 14.9 bio. CHF have been exported to China (incl. Hong Kong).
- China at a turning point: Far reaching reforms ahead offer new opportunities to Swiss companies, says the Swiss Center Shanghai.
- Swiss machinery company GF Machining Solutions / AgieCharmilles recently set up a new headquarter in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.
- Swiss-China Survey: Swiss companies increasingly confident about their activities in China.
Media release in English.
 
January 30, 2014:  
Year of the Horse: Chinese economy aims to take on the hurdles and gallop  
- The recently started Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone is the first of many liberalization steps to come: Favorable policies for SMEs and foreign companies to strengthen private sector.
- Swiss Center Shanghai opens the Swiss Machinery and Trading Center in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.
- Swiss companies in China are increasingly confident about business in 2014, according to a recent survey by the China Europe International Business School and the Swiss Center Shanghai.
Media release in English.
 
May 27, 2013:  
Swiss Business in China Survey  
The results of the latest survey by the Swiss Center Shanghai (SCS), China Integrated and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) shows consistently that Swiss companies are doing particularly well in penetrating the Chinese market. The comprehensive and most answered survey to date combines 1369 responses including responses from Chinese as well as foreign companies in China. The survey indicates that Swiss companies’ profits in China increased almost 10% on average in 2012 and that the level of confidence for the current year rose compared to 2012. Furthermore, Swiss managers are more confident for their business in China than Chinese competitors and consequently over 60% of Swiss companies plan to increase their investment.
In home countries a strong misperception about corruption, rule of law and protection of intellectual property of foreign companies in China prevails. When asked if corruption is important in China a large majority (78%) of Swiss companies see it as “serious”, whereas when asked about corruption in their industry only 11% of Swiss companies say it is a serious problem. In addition, the survey shows that there is a growing perception gap between very positive managers on the ground and the Swiss headquarters.
Download the report.
 
 

SCS - Newsletter

December 20, 2013:  
SCS Newsletter December 2013  
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October 30, 2013:  
SCS Newsletter October 2013  
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May 31, 2013:  
SCS Newsletter May 2013  
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March 20, 2013:  
SCS Newsletter March 2013  
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Contact

In Shanghai

Aline BALLAMAN
Operation Manager
Tel. #: +86 21 5442 8880

Zhen XIAO
General Manager
Tel. #: +86 21 5442 8880

 

In Switzerland

Zhen XIAO
General Manager
Tel. #: +41 21 693 67 42
Mobile #: +41 78 857 60 07

Heinrich Berger
Tel. #: +41 61 469 79 36

 


 

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