Sichuan Entry and Exit Services Association
Sichuan Entry and Exit Services Association was founded in June 2004 under the approval of the Department of Civil Affairs of Sichuan Province, and is composed of member corporations which hold state issued licenses. It mainly runs such businesses as offering consulting services to Chinese citizens who go abroad for emigration, visiting families and friends, inheriting legacies, and on business tours, and consulting services on how to apply visas and invest abroad. In compliance with the national laws and regulations, the Association has formulated its own industry rules and regulations to strengthen industry supervision. Running under the self-discipline mechanism, it is intended to provide entry and exit services for Sichuan people, safeguard legal rights and interests of its clients and member units, exchange with Chinese and international peers, and improve the service quality of Sichuan entry and exit services industry.
I. Business Scope of Sichuan Entry and Exit Services Association:
Assist government departments to implement national policies, laws and regulations, carry out industry management, formulate industry regulations and regulate the management and operations of enterprises.
File the appeals of member units to the departments concerned; safeguard member units’ legal rights and interests; mediate the disputes between consumers and member units; protect member units’ legal interests from damage.
Provide vocational training to employees of member units, and organize member units to learn and implement relevant national laws and regulations as well as related policies and regulations of government agencies.
Orchestrate learning exchange activities and academic seminars to improve the employees’ professional competence.
Organize member units to investigate, study and analyze the industry development trend and pass over the comments and suggestions of the public and the clients to them.
Undertake other work entrusted by the departments concerned.
The member units of Sichuan Entry and Exit Services Association hereby commit to comply with the law, integrity, impartiality and self-discipline.
The Association has set up its own website and a members’ QQ chat group, and launched an electronic journal titled Entry and exit Express, which is released periodically in the hope of strengthening connections with concerned parties and improving exchanges and services for members.
The Association has a permanent legal advisor.
II. Functions of Industry Association:
Organizing function: A non-administrative agency like an industry association serves a unique role in organizing and managing the industry to which it belongs. It exercises its organizing function, which includes enhancing businesses’ capacity against market risks, safeguarding members’ joint economic benefit, regulating market behaviors and allocating market resources based on the jointly established regulations.
Coordinating function: An industry association, as the representative of the industry can better handle and coordinate all relationships by virtue of its overall strength, thus reducing the operating cost of an individual enterprise and improving efficiency.
Service function: An industry association (trade association) is a self-disciplined agency mainly aiming to provide professional services for member units, safeguard their benefit, and realize fairness and justice. An industry association will provide agencies like member units and government organizations with market information, and legal consultation services, coordinate and arbitrate trade disputes, release products information, organize products exhibitions and promotions and provide business trainings, etc.
Regulating function: Due to certain authority in the industry, an industry association usually enjoys certain decision-making and managing rights in formulating industry policies and regulations, which often serve as the basis for the state making relevant policies. (Source: Guangzhou Daily)
III. Rights and Interests of Membership
Priority (free) to participate in technical sharing meetings, trainings, seminars and symposiums held by the Association, and attend exhibitions with maximum preferences.
Access to consulting services like the Association’s network and technology.
Get the preferential services by the Association to the maximum and the priority to obtain relevant information for free;
Rights to vote in the Association’s Membership Assembly.
Rights to criticize, advise and supervise the Association’s performance.
Rights to apply to the Association for legal rights and interest protection;
Free access to materials like books published by the Association;
Free access to information consultation and legal consultation and other legal services;
Priority to get the naming rights of activities held by the Association;
Access to other related free services offered by the Association;
Freedom to join in and quit.
Address: No.9f renhe spring Building, Suite A no.19, west of the second ring road, Chengdu, Sichuan