Join FBCS and the Swedish, Danish and EU Chambers to an exciting evening with the President of the European Chamber and China expert, Mats Harborn!

The European Business in China – Position Paper is the European Chamber’s primary annual publication. The 17th edition of the Position Paper offers Chinese policy-makers 795 recommendations that draw directly from the knowledge and expertise of the European Chamber’s more than 1,600 member companies.

In this year’s paper, the Chamber evaluates how the Chinese authorities have so far lived up to the commitments to economic globalisation and openness expressed during President Xi’s speech at the World Economic Forum. It also looks at the pace of implementation of State Council Document No. 5, which was released in January 2017 and includes 20 points organised under three themes:

1. Take further steps to open up to the outside.
2. Further create an environment of fair competition.
3. Further strengthen efforts to attract foreign investment.


  • Mats Harborn (President at European Union Chamber of Commerce in China)

    Mats Harborn

    President at European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

    In May 2017 Mats Harborn was elected President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. He had served on the Chamber's Executive Committee since 2013, as Vice President and as States' Representative.

    Mr. Harborn has been actively involved in Sino-European trade and business relations. In 2005, he was appointed as the Chairman of Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China, a position he held for 8 years. He has been the Chairman China Commercial Vehicles Board of ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association) since 2010.

    Mr. Harborn has a proven record of successful introductions of products and companies into China over years. He is now the Executive Director of Scania China Strategic Office, responsible for setting strategies and paving the way for high end CV sales. He joined the company as the Managing Director of Scania China Representative office as well as Scania Sales (China) Co., Ltd in 2004 and held that position until 2010. From 1997 to 2000, he had been working for Swedish Embassy in Beijing as Commerical Councelor, a key position in Sino-Swedish commercial relations. In June 2000, he became the Marketing and Information Director of Ecolean AB, helping establish Ecolean as a credible business partner in juice and dairy industry and define it as a sustainable packaging solutions provider.
    Mr. Harborn received a bachelor degree from Lund University on Oriental Studies and Business Admin (1984), and a training course from The Institute of Leadership (IFL) (2008).

    As a multilingual user, Mr. Harborn has a wide ranging knowledge of Chinese culture and society beyond his business and rich expertise in cross-cultural management.

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