A recent statement released by the American Chamber of Commerce in China stated that about 90% of the businesses were severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Faced with such a disastrous situation that includes travel disruptions, cost-cutting has become the only plan for several companies since survival is at stake.
The current scenario
However, the situation at the ground is a fluid one and even more complicated. Then it looks when viewed from the outside. Even with the global travel disruptions that had become the top concern for a majority of the U.S. based businesses. Operating out of China with several senior executives from reputed firms. Stranded outside the borders of the Asian empire, rule relaxations and easing of border controls have started all over China.
In such a scenario, most workers are waiting to see the results of the earlier reports businesses. Regarding the cutting of compensations as well as bonuses as a result of the COVID-19 fallout. Were cutting costs, with 30% of firms deferring salary increments. Till the times turn for the better. However, in light of the recent events, most U.S. and European business.
What is in store?
Around 60% of the companies and firms surveyed during the compilation of this report are adamant businesses. That they will be able to resume normal operations. Most of the manufacturing units reported that they are already operating at their standard capacity as normalcy resumes throughout China.
Should the U.S companies leave China?
There is a growing sentiment that was, to some extent, fueled by the U.S. President about U.S firms businesses opting to leave China during the blame-slinging matches over the origins of the virus. Prospects in China, both local and foreign entities are concurrent. In their evaluations that the pandemic has had little to no impact.
American companies are not just established in China for the long haul. But also benefit from several host government incentives. With a manufacturing-oriented economy and tax incentives along with credit relief benefits offered. To the virus affected, factory production has not fallen as low as the anticipated levels.
Situation getting better over at China
As well as the foreign market demand clawing back to the heights of the pre-pandemic days. With the government green-lighting the restart of business activities, the brief production hiatus is almost at an end.
So, this might prove to be the optimal time to take advantage of China’s settling market and drive home sales. Any investment can pay off a hundred times over at the back businesses of the recovery period. The market is awaiting its next batch of bold players.