China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia (CECCM) and The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCIM) have been playing an important role in deepening Malaysia-China economic and trade. Both chambers also provided the best platform for enhancing exchanges and cooperation between enterprises of the two countries. On 2nd March 2021, President of CECCM, Mr Zhang Min together with President of ACCIM, Tan Sri Datuk Ter Leong Yap, led more than 60 Malaysian and Chinese entrepreneurs in a video conference to promote mutual cooperation for about one and a half hour.
President of CECCM, Zhang Min shared the current work resumption situation of China enterprises in Malaysia. He stated that under the One Belt One Road policy, more China companies will come to Malaysia for investment and development in the future. Zhang Min hopes that the two chambers of commerce can work together with each other to build bridges for members to communicate, so as to jointly enhance the market competitiveness of enterprises. Vice President of CECCM and President of the Construction Industry under CECCM, also summarized the measures taken by China companies to fight the pandemic. He raised outstanding issues such as visas for personnel travelling to Malaysia, vaccinations programme of Covid-19, and resumption of construction site.
President of ACCIM, Tan Sri Datuk Ter Leong Yap, reported on the latest situation of ACCCIM’s preparations for the “16th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Conference” and the series of activities for this year’s “100th Celebration of ACCIM” in hope to take this opportunity to create more communication between members of the two chambers.
Majority of the committee members of CECCM including Vice Precident and Secretary-General Liu Shaoquan, representatives of various members and associate members also participated in the discussion enthusiastically.
Both chambers had reached consensus to establish a joint committee and agreed to adopt 7 main collaborations plans to jointly promote more extensive cooperation between Malaysia and China enterprises. The committee will be jointly led by Secretary General of ACCIM, Dato’ Tan Tian Ming and Vice President cum Secretary General of CECCM, Liu Shaoquan.
The 7 main collaborations include:
To establish meeting session on a regular or irregular basis.
To organise social welfare activities to establish a good image for the Chamber of Commerce.
To invite experts to discuss and analyse the current affairs.
To organize industry training.
To enhance cooperation between CECCM and ACCIM at the 16th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention.
To strengthen the existing cooperation projects between CECCM and ACCIM (including the ASEAN Fair, International Import Expo, Nanning Expo, etc.)
To promote business cooperation between members of both CECCM and ACCIM.
The representatives of the two chambers discussed the development and investment trend in various areas, as well as the impact and new opportunities of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP). They are optimistic about the development of economic and trade cooperation between Malaysia and China. Both chambers will work together to create more effective and pragmatic communication platforms and explore more business opportunities.