Founded in 1988, Chongqing Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (CQAEFI) is a non-profit social organization affiliated to the Chongqing Municipal Commission of Commerce with voluntary access to foreign investors (including investors of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan). With the care and support from CPC Chongqing Committee and Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, under the guidance of the Chongqing Municipal Commission of Commerce and relevant municipal departments, CQAEFI has upheld the service philosophy of "gathering members, serving enterprises, contacting government, and giving back to society". For more than three decades, by fulfilling its role as the bridge between the government and foreign enterprises, CQAEFI has promoted the healthy development of foreign-invested enterprises in Chongqing and contributions to the city's social and economic progress. Our efforts have been well recognized by foreign-invested enterprises in Chongqing as well as the society. With an extensive influence both home and abroad, CQAEFI is rated as a 5A-level social organization.
In recent years, given Chongqing’s full engagement in “Belt and Road Initiative” and the efforts to be pioneer of inland opening-up, CQAEFI has committed to promoting a law-based, internationalized and convenient business environment, fostering an equal, inclusive and diversified corporate culture vibe and providing a two-way service platform for both government and enterprises. Great efforts have been made to hold dialogue between government officials and foreign enterprises with the aim to facilitate communication channels; carry out creative business environment assessment surveys so as to contribute to business environment improvement; collect key information and statistics of foreign-invested enterprises serving as data base to authorities in administration streamlining, power delegation and service enhancement ; help foreign-invested enterprises settle and flourish in Chongqing by handling their complaints and safeguarding their legitimate rights and interests; engage actively in Chongqing’s opening up, including serving for the Smart China Expo, the Western China International Fair on Investment and Trade and development zones in attracting investment; contact Foreign embassies, consulates, and chambers of commerce in Chongqing and Chengdu and promote publicity of Chongqing through we-media including official account in We-chat; advocate foreign-invested enterprises to assume corporate responsibility in Chongqing by organizing donations for education, environmental protection, and poverty alleviation, thus the reputation of foreign-invested enterprises seeing a constant rising. CQAEFI has become "home" for foreign-invested enterprises in Chongqing, a "bridge" connecting the government and enterprises, a "club" among member companies, a "platform" for common development, and a "window" for providing value-added services to enterprises. So far, the Association has more than 730 members and reached out to more than 2,000 foreign companies. Multinational giants, industry leaders, and professional elites have gathered in CQAEFI to pool wisdom and strength.