Straight from the Source: Members’ Views of USCBC

“The Ford Motor Company places a high value on its US-China Business Council affiliation.  We have found that the organization is held in high esteem by both U.S. and Chinese Government officials alike.  We feel the organization is the benchmark for business associations in Washington.  The staff is extremely professional and always available to listen to and address member concerns. Membership is a ‘must’ for any business engaged in commerce with China.”

John Kwant, Director, Asia-Pacific Integration

Ford Motor Company

 

 “The US-China Business Council is a must for any company conducting business in China. Its staff are exceptional whether in China or the United States and a terrific resource to call upon no matter the magnitude of the question.  You can call upon a large group of experts. It is perhaps the best value in Washington or Beijing.”

Michael Lunceford, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Mary Kay Inc.

 

“USCBC is an essential part of our broader growth strategy in China, and in support of increased Sino-US bilateral Trade.  The Council takes a positive, proactive approach to working in partnership between Washington and Beijing, identifying important commercial issues and promoting positive recommendations for action.  We value USCBC’s constructive approach and support for member engagement.”

Lisa Schroeter, Global Director, Trade and Investment Policy

The Dow Chemical Company
 

“US-China Business Council membership is one of Washington’s great bargains for trade associations. Their timely information and informed analyses of developments in China are always helpful to Applied Materials as we navigate China’s economic and policy landscape.  They also provide regular programming with US and Chinese policymakers that have provided us with useful opportunities to raise our interests directly with the people who impact our business.  We strongly recommend US-China Business Council membership for any company that is doing business in China.”

Bill Morin, Senior Director, Government Affairs

Applied Materials, Inc.

 

“Eastman Chemical has found great value in its membership in the US-China Business Council, both on broad policy issues and on company-specific issues. We have regularly taken advantage of USCBC's staff to research specific Chinese laws and regulations that impact our business in certain markets and found their analysis to be consistently insightful and comprehensive. We have also engaged with USCBC's team to discuss US-China policy issues that may impact our operations, including bringing two of their top staff to our headquarters to meet with our executive team to discuss those trends. We are very pleased to be a USCBC member and encourage other companies to join this group and see for themselves the value that membership in USCBC can bring to your company.”

Etta Clark, Vice President, Public Affairs

Eastman Chemical Company

 

“As China takes on an ever more important role in our global business, and as US-China bilateral trade and exchanges continue to deepen and grow ever more interlinked and complex, we continue to find USCBC to be our most effective engagement platform. John Frisbie and his USCBC team in the US and China provide a strategic, results-oriented approach to members and have earned the respect of key decision makers in China and also the US over many years of consistent effort.”

David Brooks, Executive Vice President

Coca-Cola Greater China & Korea

 

 “As a global specialty chemical company with diversified markets, Eastman benefits from USCBC’s professional services navigating and analyzing complex regulations and policies in China in a timely and comprehensive way. Their membership network is also helpful to share experience and learnings on common business issues among US MNCs operating in China.”

Dante Rutstrom, Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Eastman Chemical Company 

 

"USCBC provides FM Global valuable and great support to our operations in China. They are always very proactive in understanding our concerns and challenges that we confronted, and are dedicated in playing a good role as a bridge between us and the US Government. They suggest us appropriate solutions for our license applications, as well as ways to overcome legal barriers and help us facilitate our progress in China. USCBC has very rich resources and database, which enable us to get timely and accurate information we expect from them. In general, as its member, we get great value from USCBC."

Lu Jing, Chief Representative

FM Global

 

“Microsoft is grateful to the effective engagement USCBC is leading with Chinese government, which provided Microsoft and many other MNCs valuable opportunities to understand China’s political and economic environment as well as to lobby for a favorable investment and operating environment for MNCs in China.”

David Chen, Vice President, General Manager of Legal & Corporate Affairs for the Greater China Region 

Microsoft

 

"The US-China Business Council is a great example of an organization that maximizes the value for member companies. They provided good policy advocacy channel. We also frequently reach out to the Council to support us with operational issues in China-whether pushing for the receipt of a tax incentive or seeking guidance on best practices of other members-USCBC is our go-to resource for actionable advisory services in the China market."

Saw Choon Seong, Vice President and General Manager

Air Products

 

US-China Business Council membership benefits go far beyond the comfort of knowing that the Washington team is totally current and active on the subtleties  of Washington's China policy issues on behalf of the membership.  The China based team has also made themselves available to research policy issues. Their superb access to government at all levels means feedback is timely and dependable.

Roberta Lipson, Chief Executive Officer and President

Chindex International, Inc.

 

“We find USCBC a fantastic resource to understand the important and vibrant US-China relationship.   The Council is thoughtful, serious and serves as an important voice for business in navigating the US-China dynamic.    In our ongoing quest to figure out strategic and important moves by both governments, the USCBC serves as a key advisor to our company and many of our clients."

Scott Kronick, President & CEO

Ogilvy Public Relations, Asia Pacific