Recalls of Chinese-manufactured products in the United States have dropped dramatically in recent years, even as imports from China have continued to rise.
China Market Intelligence
The combination of election campaigns gearing up and high unemployment in the United States is leading to stronger rhetoric on China trade issues--and companies should expect more of the same in the months ahead. Members of Congress, the Obama administration, and presidential hopefuls have all recently singled out China's economic policies for criticism.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) has actively highlighted intellectual property rights (IPR) protection in recent advocacy, focusing on a clear message: make it easier for rights holders to protect their intellectual property and make it more difficult for rights violators to infringe.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently conducted more than 20 interviews with representatives at member companies on their interactions with Chinese state-owned enterprises.
PRC regulators will soon clarify a March State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) notice that introduced barriers to expanding investments in China. The notice also raised questions about the relationship between SAFE and the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on foreign investment issues related to capital contributions.
With the annual US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) talks less than three months away, US and PRC government officials are hard at work on preparatory visits and working group meetings.
Enforcement of policies in the Comprehensive Work Plan on Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction (2011-15), may present opportunities and challenges for foreign companies in China that produce advanced energy-efficient and environmental technologies.
US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie recently returned from a trip to China, where he met with central and provincial PRC leaders to address member company concerns. Frisbie discussed investment barriers, market access issues, and intellectual property rights (IPR) protection at meetings in Beijing, Shanghai, and Jiangsu.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently conducted more than 20 interviews with representatives at member companies on their interactions with Chinese state-owned enterprises. This is the first story in a series of three on those interviews.
Following a strong bipartisan procedural vote of 79-19 on October 3, the US Senate is considering legislation this week that would impose tariffs on Chinese imports on the basis of currency undervaluation and restructure the US Treasury Departme