Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Multinationals Strengthen Their Commitment to China; But Are Scared of IPR Challenges

Booz & Company conducted a study (survey under 108 foreign invested manufacturing companies) together with the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai to see what the influence is of the economic crisis on their commitment of doing business in China.

"Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of respondents said that enforcing intellectual property protection was “important” or “very important.” Other manufacturing sector issues ranked similarly include improving education and productivity of Chinese labor (67 percent), increasing quality and safety standards for Chinese-made products (66 percent), and welcoming foreign investment (62 percent). Respondents reported that the Chinese government has made noticeable progress on improving manufacturing infrastructure and incremental progress on protecting intellectual property rights."
Read the summary of the AmCham Shanghai/Booz & Company 'China Manufacturing Competitiveness report 2008-2009' here.

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