MILAN, Feb. 13 (Class Editori) -- The Italian Chamber of Commerce in China organized an online conference for Italian companies with the subject: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): An outlook at Italian companies' shared experiences.
The new Ambassador Luca Ferrari opened the online conference with a short speech, at the presence of 80 representatives of Italian companies in China.
Among the useful information discussed, one in particular is worthy of note: Mofcom, the Ministry of Commerce, agreed with six Chinese Chambers of Commerce to undertake a procedure that allows producers who are unable to meet the contractual delivery times to obtain an indemnity certificate due to force majeure.
Outgoing President Davido Cucino, in addition to the opening of the works, played the role of moderator to coordinate the speeches of six members representing six companies:
› Valtero Canepa, General Manager Bracco, on the subject of security measures and procedures to be temporary applied;
› Lorenzo Riccardi, accountant and partner of RSA Asia on procedures related to personnel and tax management;
› Giada Piccinini, senior tax advisor of GWA on government measures established a few days ago to support companies;
› Riccardo Benussi, regional manager of Dezan Shira & Associates on communication strategies to restore customer confidence;
› Riccardo Campanile, general manager of Modula China with a case study on the reopening of his company in Suzhou;
› Marco Leporati, on transport and logistics issues.
The debate that followed was mainly focused on questions relating to the personnel management such as the returns of expats, treatment during the quarantine period, holiday and absence compensation aspects and transport issues.
Notwithstanding the difficult moment, the outcome was very positive and gave the companies present in China the possibility to dialogue. The wish is that we can repeat this shortly.
* Managing director in Shanghai of Savino Del Bene, international transport and logistics company. He has been living and working in China for over 25 years