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The Challenges of Exporting to China - (Standards and Sustainable Development)

Category: Luncheons
Date(s) and Time(s): Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006, 11:30 AM - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006, 01:30 PM
Venue: The Crazy Horse Restaurant at the Bay Park Hotel
Address: 1425 Munras Ave.
City / State / Country: Monterey / CA / US
Organizer / Promoter: MBITA
Phone: 831-335-4780
Email: cristina@mbita.org
URL: http://www.bayparkhotel.com/Map/
Description: The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA), the Monterey Export Assistance Center (EAC) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) and the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) cordially invite you to attend a special luncheon meeting in Monterey.


Randy Kritkausky, President of ECOLOGIA (www.ecologia.org), will demonstrate the role that standards play in trade and sustainability with China, and will outline opportunities to develop new markets with the creative use of standards.

Grace Chen, International Compliance Manager for EMC Compliance Management Group (ECMG) (www.ecmg-global.com) will speak on the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark which is mandatory for the Chinese marketplace

Randy Kritkausky is the founder and President of ECOLOGIA, an international non-profit organization promoting sustainable development. He has worked in transition countries (Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, China) since 1988, assisting business, government, and community leaders in developing tools for environmentally and socially sustainable development. ECOLOGIA participates in the development of ISO standards such as 14000 and is currently involved in ISO’s initiative to create a standard for corporate social responsibility. ECOLOGIA’s unique perspective on standards derives from its on-the-ground work implementing and adapting them to local conditions.

Grace Chen has assisted numerous clients in the Telecommunications and Information Technology Equipment (ITE) sectors to obtain Chinese certification. Her secondary role at ECMG is to assist the client’s marketing department in seeking solutions to expand market share in China. Ms Chen is a Warren College Graduate from the University of California at San Diego and is fluent in both English and Chinese Mandarin.

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Date: Tue, February 21, 2006
Place: Crazy Horse Restaurant at the Bay Park Hotel
1425 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA, 93940
See directions and map at http://www.bayparkhotel.com/Map/
Time: Noon lunch to 1:30 pm, 11:30am registration


ONLINE REGISTRATION: $25 members; $35 non-members (available until Mon. Feb. 20 @ 5:00pm)
Contact the MBITA office at 831-335-4780 or email cristina@mbita.org

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