UK Environmental Trade Association signs deal to access Chinese market

The UK's Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences (CSES), aiming to ease UK environmental firms' access to Chinese markets.

The agreement enables EIC member companies to seek accreditation with the CSES, providing a platform from which to offer their products and services into the Chinese market.

Commenting on the agreement, EIC’s chairman, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin said: “Today marks a new opportunity for EIC in creating tangible export prospects for its members to take advantage of the growing market in China.

“The exchange of this MoU with the CSES positions EIC’s member companies closer to decision makers in China, securing a competitive advantage for UK companies operating in the growing environmental sector in China.”

The MoU was signed at the Shanghai International Environment Expo (IE Expo), which saw over 30,000 attendees across three days.

CSES’s secretary general Ren Guan-Ping added: “We welcome EIC Members to China and to work closely in bilateral partnership on mutual environmental challenges and environmental protection.

“We share a goal to grow green innovation and the green economy, developing new opportunities to work in collaboration between our respective Members. There are great opportunities for EIC Members in China to work with and assist us in creating a beautiful China”.

Leigh Stringer

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