Free Trade Zone

Mission Statement

The FTZ Focus Group will provide a forum for members of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai to discuss with the FTZ authorities the numerous questions arising from the establishment of the FTZ, follow up on regulatory developments, and, hopefully, influence reforms.

The Group intends to hold a series of events including presentations, seminars, and panel discussions, in combination with other British Chamber committees, where members of the British Chamber can exchange ideas between them and with prominent industry figures and officials. The Group aims to develop a cross-industry network of people interested in the FTZ and in becoming a voice to the FTZ authorities on behalf of the members of the British Chamber.

The Group currently comprises professionals in the legal, financial advisory and real estate sectors although members in other disciplines are actively encouraged to join.

[Review] Meet with SHFTZ Authorities and Visit Yangshan Deep Water Port

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

On Thursday 1 December, the British Chamber Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone Focus Group welcomed authorities from the Shanghai Free Trade Zone Administration Bureau to update members on the Shanghai Free Trade Zone’s (SHFTZ) latest developments.

Focus Group Members

Chair: Alex Roberts, Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP

Sam Xie, Director, CBRE
Jeanie Wang, Trade and Investment Manager, Scottish Development International
Joe Zhou, Head of Research – East China, Jones Lang LaSalle Surveyors (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Richard Gu, Senior Consultant, Linklaters LLP
Jonathan Horsnell, Head of Preparatory School, Harrow International School, Shanghai
Rachel Tao, Director, Tax, Trade & Customs, KPMG China

Chamber Executive Committee Sponsor: James Allan, Regional Director, JLL

Chamber Office Facilitator: Jun Wang

If you would like to apply for the Free Trade Zone Focus Group member, please send a brief introduction and motivation for joining to Jun Wang at

If you would like to recommend an event, or find more details about this Focus Group, please also contact Chamber Staff Jun Wang, or join our LinkedIn Group

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