In order to better represent the City of Shenzhen throughout the whole continent of North America, NAROS has committed itself to the development and preservation of strategic alliances with other organizations involved in U.S.-China business. Through these close relationships, we hope to add value to the services of our partners and attract more trade and investment to the City of Shenzhen. We currently have alliances in fifteen different states within the U.S., 2 provinces in Canada, and are continuously creating new relationships, increasing our continent-wide presence. So far, our strategic alliances include:
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Asia Pacific - USA Chamber of Commerce
Asia Pacific - USA Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization established in the U.S. with branch offices in Shanghai and Beijing. APUCC was created to promote trade and economic development between the United States and Asian Pacific countries with a particular focus on China. Based in Los Angeles, California, APUCC assists American business executives by providing business services that include quarterly trade missions, workshops, executive briefings, seminars, conferences, and cultural exchanges.
For more information, please visit www.apucc.org
Asia Society Southern California
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the Asia Society is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening relationships and deepening understanding among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States. The Asia Society presents a wide range of public programs including art exhibitions, performances, lectures, international conferences and K-12 educational initiatives about Asia. Asia Society Southern California is an independently funded regional office that creates its own programs and activities.
For more information about Asia Society Southern California’s programs and events visit www.asiasociety.org.
Asian Marketing Group, LLC.
Asian Marketing Group, L.L.C. provides the full spectrum of international consulting services for clients interested in establishing a market presence in Asia AMG assists importers and exporters with locating suppliers and distributors; production companies searching for cost-effective sourcing; small to mid-sized corporations exploring growth opportunities in the Asian market; service-oriented firms pursuing overseas expansion; and government agencies organizing trade missions and/or cultural exchange programs with Asia. AMG is a brand-name product representative and overseas distributor for Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., American Biofuel Inc., and Ethos FR.
For more information, please visit www.txamg.com
Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP
Since 1888, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP has earned a national reputation for excellence and innovation as one of the nation´s leading law firms. They counsel Fortune 500 and start-up companies, financial institutions, services firms, multinational companies, government bodies, non-profit organizations and individuals in merger and acquisition, securities, private equity, intellectual property, technology transfer and cross-border licensing and franchising, real estate, employment, energy and environmental, tax transactions, antitrust and trade regulation, life sciences, litigation and bankruptcy matters. Their China practice team consists of western-trained Chinese and American lawyers with a firm grasp of local laws and customs in the Greater China area. Their knowledge about Chinese local law and practices, language and communication skills, and their on-the-ground, cross-border transactional experience make them stand out from their peers.
For more information about Bell Boyd, please visit www.bellboyd.com.
Canada China Business Council
The Canada China Business Council (CCBC) is a private sector, non-profit membership organization incorporated in 1978 to facilitate and promote trade and investment between Canada and the People´s Republic of China. Founded to stimulate and support Canada-China trade in goods and services, investment and technology transfer, CCBC ensures greater economic growth for Canada and better relationships between Canada and China. As well as providing focused and practical service, the Council is the voice of the Canadian business community on issues affecting Sino-Canadian trade and investment. Members represent sectors ranging from agri-food, energy and manufacturing to business, legal and financial services, education and health care.
For more information about the Canada China Business Council, please visit www.ccbc.com.
Caravel was established 1993 in California with the mission of promoting US-China trade. Besides distributing many global trade publications, Caravel publishes its own titles including "American Business in China","Chinese Business in America", and "US-China Trade Review". Caravel’s goal is to establish itself as the leading information company in US-China trade as well as in global commerce.
For additional information, please visit www.china4us.com.
Cassels Brock, a global business firm, has been providing legal services to international clients for more than 115 years. Today, the firm, with more than 180 lawyers, represents businesses in Greater China and North America, with a specific emphasis on legal services relating to in-bound and out-bound banking and finance, mining and other resource based IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and other strategic alliances, regulatory matters, intellectual property and information technology, as well as life sciences. They have the ability to work in both the common law and the civil law systems, and in several languages including Chinese (Putonghua). Their extensive international and North American links and experience help them to assist businesses in taking advantage of global opportunities.
For more information, please visit www.casselsbrock.com.
China Daily, the national English-language newspaper of China, launched its U.S. edition in February, 2009. Dedicated to American readers, China Daily U.S. edition strives to present the full picture of China´s political, economic and cultural landscape, therefore helps its readers synchronize with the pulse of China´s transformation, and facilitates constructive dailogues between the two nations.
For more information, please visit www.chinadaily.com.cn.
Chinese Enterprise Council
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For more information, please visit www.cecus.org.
China General Chamber of Commerce
CGCC is a not for profit organization headquartered in Washington DC to unite all Chinese enterprises’ business chamber, association and federation registered in the United States of America. The mission of the CGCC is to provide services to Chinese enterprises registered in the USA, protect their legitimate rights, promote economic and trade relations, communications among Chinese and the US business entities, and to perform the function as the vital bridge and link between China and the USA.
For more information, please visit www.cgccusa.org.
China-U.S. Chamber of Commerce
China-U.S Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) is a non-profit bilateral international organization. Its main function and objective is to act as a bridge to facilitate the business interaction between China and United States, in order to catalyze and promote, as well as to encourage the trade and economic activities between the two countries. CUCC promotes Chinese Enterprises to enter the American market, which enhances foreign investment giving American enterprises a better understanding of Chinese enterprises and the history of China´s strategic development. CUCC promotes and encourages both countries´ financial institution to invest for better trade development.
For more information please visit www.usccc.org.
Andrew M. Lovett heads up ChinaPact (SM), a consultancy devoted to nurturing relationships among participants in the global economy, specifically United States, Chinese and Korean companies, seeking projects both in the United States and in Asia. As an attorney (Georgetown Law, www.amlovettatlaw.com), who has lived in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Mr. Lovett brings analytical thinking and diplomatic negotiating skills to the table.
For more information about ChinaPact, please visit www.chinapact.com.
Detroit Chinese Business Association
The Detroit Chinese Business Association assumes an important role in promoting win-win collaborations between the US and Chinese business communities. Since its foundation in 1995, DCBA has strived to serve our members and their communities by offering various services such as business conferences, exhibitions, and networking opportunities. DCBA has been ver successful in fulfilling its mission to being an ambassador providing an integral link in the promotion of US/China business relations, as well as developing entrepreneurship within the Chinese American community.
For more information, please visit www.dcba.com.
Dez-Shira and Associates
Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing legal, accounting and tax services to multinationals investing in China, Hong Kong, India and Vietnam. Established in 1992, the firm is a leading Asia regional practice with sixteen offices in four jurisdictions, employing over 170 legal, accounting, tax and audit professionals.
For more information, please visit www.dezshira.com.
Direction 21, a San Francisco based consulting firm, has been in operation since 1998 specializing in international business development. Our consulting services include business development in the USA-China-SouthAmerica markets, organizing Silicon Valley events, connecting entrepreneurs with universities in the United States and China; and providing seminars in business English communication skills for university students from East Asia. For more information about Direction 21, please visit www.direction21.com.
DragonVenture is all about doing business in or with China. Recognized as the premier Cross-Pacific venture capital, consulting and mergers and acquisitions company, it is a critical bridge between the United States and Greater China markets. They are committed to helping entrepreneurs and investors thrive in the booming Chinese economy by seeking out sound investment opportunities, culturally savvy business strategies and strategic alliances in today´s increasingly globalized marketplace.
For more information, please visit www.dragonventure.com.
Florida China Chamber of Commerce
The FCCC- Florida China Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote trade and economic growth between the state of Florida and the P.R. of China. The FCCC provides its members with opportunities to make new business contacts, while offering them the services of a bi-cultural business facilitator.
For more information about FCCC, please visit www.floridachina.org.
Georgia China Alliance
Georgia ChinaAlliance (GCA) is a non profit organization founded in 2003 based in Atlanta, Georgia. GCA´s Plan of Action includes promoting and fostering long term relationships between China and Georgia in the areas of commerce, education and culture. By serving as a central point of contact and coordination for Chinese delegations and leaders visiting Georgia, GCA will provide opportunities for leader-to-leader, business-to-business exchanges and business development. GCA will establish and maintain communication with Chinese Business and Government leaders through exchanges with the consulate office in Houston and leading Chinese organizations and media throughout the mainland.
For more information, please visit www.georgiachina.com.
Greater China Business Council of New England
The mission of the Greater China Business Council of New England is to promote the growth of business between organizations in Greater China and those in New England through commercial, educational and cultural relationships. The Greater China Business Council of New England will achieve its objectives by sponsoring and providing platforms and venues for business introductions and referrals, meeting and networking opportunities, and the sharing of business intelligence.
For more information, please visit www.gcbc-ne.org.
Hong Kong Association of Southern California
As the U.S. gateway to the Pacific, Southern California is the definitive position from which businesses can capitalize on these abundant overseas opportunities. And as numerous establishments can positively attest, membership in the Hong Kong Association of Southern California (HKASC) provides not only an opening to local networking channels, but also a competitive edge in the business world.
A member association of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW), HKASC offers its business partners worldwide access to the international business community. Within the FHKBAW network, members can interact with organizations spanning 22 countries and over 8,000 business leaders.
For more information, please visit http://www.hkasc.org/.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) is the global marketing arm and public service hub for Hong Kong-based manufacturers, traders and service exporters. Our activities are especially geared to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the chief drivers of Hong Kong´s trade. TDC´s mission is to develop and diversify markets for Hong Kong companies, promote Hong Kong´s products and services in world markets, and enhance Hong Kong´s standing as a partner and platform for global business and supporter of free trade. TDC has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto within North America.
For more information, please visit www.tdctrade.com.
Houston -- Shenzhen Sister City Association
Established in 1989, the Houston-- Shenzhen Sister City Association serves to promote friendship, business networking, culture, art, international trade and understanding between the people of Houston and Shenzhen. Houston and the city of Shenzhen,China, have engaged in cultural, educational, social, and economic exchanges since 1984. The Houston-Shenzhen Sister Cities program was formalized in 1989 when then Shenzhen Mayor Li Hao and a delegation traveled to Houston to attend the signing ceremony establishing a sister city relationship between Houston and Shenzhen as signed by then Mayor Kathy Whitmire. Shenzhen is not only the sister city of Houston, but also its sister port.
Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association
HYSTA was established in 1999 by a group of Chinese entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. From a humble beginning as foreign students with almost no assets or connections, they became prominent business leaders in the Silicon Valley. They created HYSTA with the hope to share their experiences and knowledge with young Chinese professionals entering the business world.
Today, HYSTA is the leading Chinese professional organizaiton in the Silicon Valley region. It has become a trusted network for both young talents, those who have accumulated years of wisdom, and a platform to exchange knowledge between the two. HYSTA has also become a valuable partner for a wide range of businesses interested in China and in accessing the rich and vibrant Chinese business community in the Silicon Valley.
For more information, please visit http://www.hysta.org/.
InvestHK is the award-winning Hong Kong Government department that promotes the many advantages of Hong Kong as a base to locate a business; and assists overseas enterprises establish and develop their presence in the city. InvestHK offers free investment promotion, facilitation and aftercare services to ensure that companies have all the support required to establish or expand operations in the dynamic Hong Kong economy. Whether it is information provision, site visits, business matching, or interface with government departments, InvestHK provides tailored and comprehensive inward investment support services to prospective and existing foreign investors. InvestHK has offices in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver within North America.
For more information, please visit: http://www.investhk.gov.hk.
Koehler Group provides a wide range of market entry, company formation andoutsourcing services to organizations currently operating or looking to operatein Hong Kong, Singapore, throughout China or major offshore jurisdictions.Koehler Group is managed by an international and experienced team of certifiedpublic accountants and professional consultants who work in our ten offices inBeijing, Chengdu, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen,Singapore and Tianjin.
For more information, please visit www.koehlerservices.com.
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
By being the voice of business, helping its members grow and promoting collaboration, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce seeks full prosperity for the Los Angeles region. As a Trustee for the currrent and future welfare of the region, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce champions economic prosperity and quality of life. The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce was the founder and continues to be the lead organization of World Trade Week, a nation-wide observance aimed at highlighting and promoting the role of international trade in economic growth and diversification.
For more information about the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, please visit www.lachamber.org.
LA City International Trade Office
The Mayor´s Office of International Trade seeks to expand the City of Los Angeles´ international profile. By leveraging their wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge, the International Trade Team provides the Mayor with the insight needed to successfully expand the City´s international collaborative opportunities. The International Trade Team also serves as an initial point of contact to help guide foreign businesses through the City´s regulatory system.
For more information, please visit http://business.lacity.org/international_trade.htm.
Los Angeles - Long Beach World Trade Center Association
The World Trade Center Association Los Angeles–Long Beach pursues trade facilitation and investment attraction for the greater Los Angeles region. The WTCA LA-LB works to support the development of international trade and business opportunities for Southern California companies as the leading international trade association, trade service organization and trade resource in the Los Angeles region. It also promotes the Los Angeles region as a destination for foreign investment to a targeted international audience to attract a significant flow of investment to the region, thereby enhancing the region’s economy, employment and business opportunities for local firms.
For more information, please visit www.wtca-lalb.org.
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP (LBLCO) is an accounting and consulting firm founded in 1940 with a clear vision: to provide exceptional service to clients and community. LBL China Strategies Consulting Group assists small and mid-sized companies in Minnesota and Midwest region exploring business opportunities in China. They are able to perform as their client´s full service China department to find, lead and coordinate with all the resources for their client´s needs to accomplish their business goals in China.
For more information, please visit www.lblco.com.
Maryland-China Business Council
The mission of the Maryland-China Business Council is to provide opportunities for increased business understanding and activity between the US and China, primarily assisting its members in the US Mid-Atlantic region. To accomplish its mission, MCBC conducts a broad range of activities including regular monthly meetings, symposia, seminars, banquets, workshops and hosting of Chinese delegations. MCBC is particularly proud of its many working relationships with both US and Chinese entities relating to doing business with China. Many of these offer special access or networking opportunities for Council members.
For more information, please visit www.mcbc.net.
Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA)
The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide trade promotion services to the California, U.S. and foreign country business communities. MBITA utilizes advanced Global eCommerce technologies for its clients and members to maximize global trade opportunities.
MBITA manages TradePort.org and the TradePort Collaborator, an online private community of trade promotion service specialists from non-profit organizations and government agencies located throughout California. This intranet is designed to act as a central source of qualified expertise, information, intelligence and contacts that these specialists can utilize to better serve small to mid-sized exporters and importers in California with more effective trade promotion services.
For more information, please visit www.mbita.org and www.tradeport.org
North Carolina China Center
The mission of the North Carolina China Center (NCCC) is to serve as a statewide catalyst and resource for the promotion of economic, educational, governmental and citizen pursuits between North Carolina and the Greater China Region (GCR, including mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). The objectives of the NCCC are to explore business opportunities; promote academic exchanges; foster industrial collaborations; enhance cross-cultural understanding; and assist all interested parties and business entities as well as public and private institutions in developing relationships with the GCR.
For more information, please visit www.ncchinacenter.org.
Northern California World Trade Center
The Northern California World Trade Center, located in Sacramento, is a member of the World Trade Centers Association, a global network encompassing 270 World Trade Centers. The NCWTC’s mission is to enhance the Central Valley and Capital City region’s international commerce and trade capabilities, educate business concerns about the region’s trade capabilities and build alliances with businesses and organizations worldwide to grow export dollar volume in the region.
For additional information, please visit www.norcalwtc.org.
Octaxias Company LLC.
Octaxias Company, LLC. is one of the leading China business consulting firms in the Pacific Northwest region. Octaxias provides premium marketing and consulting services for the US high tech companies to invest and expand in the People´s Republic of China and it offers M&A, IPO, PR, and investment services for the China based companies to enter into the US market. Octaxias focuses on building long term, collaborative relationships with clients in bio-science, aviation, auto parts, education, telecom, and alternative energy sectors.
For more information, please visit www.chinaselections.com.
Raydwell Center for Canada China Business
Raydwell is a professional business consulting firm known for its broad range of capabilities and expertise in cross-cultural business consulting practices. Most of their consultants have over ten years’ experience working with international companies in the Greater China Area ever since China opened its door to foreign companies. With offices in Canada and China, they are dedicated to providing a full spectrum of consulting services which fundamentally improve our clients’ understanding of the Chinese market, effectively enhance the competitiveness of our clients in the marketplace, and greatly reduce the potential risks of their clients.
For more information, please visit www.raydwell.com.
San Diego World Trade Center
San Diego World Trade Center (SDWTC) is licensed by the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) in New York City and is affiliated with an international network of over 500,000 World Trade Center (WTC) members. There are over 300 licensed WTCs in about 100 countries, including major cities in the United States. SDWTC positions San Diego and regional businesses for global recognition and market success by leveraging its international expertise, resources and network.
For more information, please visit www.sdwtc.org.
For 14 years, Sino-Consulting, Inc. (SCI) has been helping US companies achieve their business goals in China - ahead of plan. SCI´s services comprise a systematic approach to the market, including market and competitive intelligence, strategy definition, establishing China operations (JVs, WFOEs and acquisitions), as well as direct sales representation and sourcing services. Headquartered near Philadelphia, SCI has three offices in China from Tianjin to Shenzhen, a staff of over ten engineers "on the ground", as a well as government and business alliances throughout the country.
For more information, please visit www.s-c-i.com.
Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
The Trade Develoment Alliance of Greater Seattle is a collaboration of the Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Metropolitan King County Government, Snohomish County Government, Pierce County Government, City of Seattle, City of Everett, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and union leaadership to promote the trade interests of the region in domestic and international markets. The Trade Alliance is born out of a recognition that new local partnerships are necessary to retain our region´s future competitiveness in a rapidly changing global economy.
For more information, please visit www.cityofseattle.net/tda.
US-China Exchange Association
US-China Exchange Association (USCEA) is a multi-national and non-for-profit organization, headquartered in New Jersey, USA. As the core member of US-China Economic Cooperation Organization (UCECO), USCEA maintains long time partnership with US Department of Commerce, US Small Business Administration, US National League of Cities, and many other government agencies and business organizations. USCEA consists of a Senior Council that is composed of US government officials, business leaders, economists and other professionals, and other groups. Its daily operation is run by the Secretariat of USCEA. USCEA have offices in Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Boston in USA, and Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Changsha, Chengdu, and some other cities in China. In addition, USCEA has established a solely funded company, US-China Exchange Consulting (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.
For more information, please visit www.usachina.org
Washington Technology Industry Association
Washington Technology Industry Association is the largest state-wide association of technology companies and executives in the world. With more than 1,100 member companies representing more than 125,000 technology sector employees in Washington State, Washington Technology Industry Association is a catalyst for setting new industry directions, sharing expertise, fostering collaboration, delivering key business services, and advancing the economic value and global impact of technology companies doing business in Washington.
For more information, please visit www.washingtontechnology.org.
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