The Chinese market for Water Technologies is estimated to be among the largest in the World. Both public and private investments are of a substantial scale. The public investments are directly related to recent Government regulatory initiatives and adjoined investment programs.

However, due to a variety of reasons, including language barriers, becoming established and expanding at the Chinese Water Tech Market may pose huge difficulties, however competitive the products of services of the international companies. Similar difficulties exists for Chinese companies aiming for the European Water Tech Markets.

In the following, as a core part of the contributing to the overall CEWP objective of promoting business development, links to organisations and key sources of information is provided in order to constitute a basic starting point for European companies focusing on the Chinese Water Tech Market.

For further information about participation please consult this paper.

Overview of the Chinese Water Tech Market

An comprehensive introduction to the Chinese Water Tech Market can be found here: EU SME Center Report: The Water Sector (2013)

In-depth market analysis of the Chinese Water Tech Market can be procured from Global Water Intelligence: Global Water Intelligence

An overview presentation of the Chinese Water Tech Market can be found here: An introduction to the Chinese Water Tech Market

Also the EUCCC magazine “EuroBiz” often includes articles focusing on the environment and water: EuroBiz Magazine

Organisations offering Business Support Services

The EU SME Center

The EU SME Centre is a European Union initiative that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), getting them ready to do business in China. For further info: The EU SME Centre Beijing

The Center’s team of experts provides advice and support in four areas – business development, law, standards and conformity and human resources. Collaborating with external experts worldwide, the Centre converts valuable knowledge and experience into practical business tools and services easily accessible online. From first-line advice to in-depth technical solutions, the Center offer services through:

  • Knowledge Centre – Containing over 100 comprehensive market reports, guidelinesand case studies available to download from our website. Start browsing>
  • Advice Centre – Saving your time, money and providing reassurance that you have theright information to support your business decisions. Get in touch with our experts> 
  • Training Centre – Offering training programmes both face-to-face and online to plug the knowledge and skills gaps of SMEs entering the China market. Take a look of the programmes>

The China IPR SME Helpdesk

The China IPR SME Helpdesk is a project founded by the European Union to provide free, business-focused advice for European Small and Medium Sized Enterprises on the protection of intellectual property rights in China. Its services include an enquiry helpline (; training events in Europe, China and online; information resources and online services.

The European Union Chamber of Commerce China – EUCCC

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China was founded in 2000 by 51 member companies that shared a goal of establishing a common voice for the various business sectors of the European Union and European businesses operating in China. It is a members-driven, non-profit, fee-based organisation with a core structure of 43 Working Groups and Fora representing European business in China.

The European Chamber now has more than 1,600 members in 7 chapters operating in 9 cities: Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, South China (Guangzhou and Shenzhen), Southwest China (Chengdu, Chongqing) and Tianjin. Each chapter is managed at the local level by local boards reporting directly to the Executive Committee.

The Chamber is recognised by the European Commission and the Chinese Authorities as the official voice of European business in China. It is recognised as a Foreign Chamber of Commerce with the Ministry of Commerce and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

For more information please go to

For Membership & Events please contact Mr. Graeme Wallace:

For Sponsorship & Advertising with the European Chamber please contact Ms. Queenie Cheng:

Water Tech Expos in China

An updated list of Water Tech Expos in China can be found here:  Expo Calendar