Barcelona headquarters of Casa Àsia hosted the presentation of the guide addressed to the Chinese investors that are planning to do business in Catalonia. The event was presided by the General Manager of Casa Àsia, Ramon Maria Moreno, of the Economic Counselor of the Embassy of China in Spain, Chen Yunming, of the relationship manager of Corporate Banking of ICBS in Spain, David Calet, of the Executive Director of Promotion at Barcelona Activa, Josep Mª Marqués, and of the Industry General Director of the Catalan government, Antoni Mª Grau.
The Barcelona city council, through Barcelona Activa, and Invest in Catalonia ACCIÓ, from the Catalan government, have published the first guide addressed to Chinese investors and businessmen. The goal of this publication is to promote Barcelona and Catalonia as reference destinations for Chinese investments in southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, as well as to provide the basic information for the establishment of Chinese companies in Catalonia.
The guidebook has been published in Chinese and English and it has a detailed information about many aspects of life in Catalonia, from the cultural ones related to businesses to the regulations that apply related to taxes or workers’ rights. It also explains the reasons to invest in Barcelona and Catalonia and the steps to follow in order to apply for a working permit, or what it is needed for a Chinese company to establish in Catalonia.
The document can be accessed through the Slideshare page of Barcelona Activa: