As the US government prepares for upcoming negotiations at the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in early July, separate discussions under the Joint Commission and Commerce and Trade (JCCT) framework are well underway.
China Market Intelligence
Antimonopoly issues, including M&A reviews and pricing investigations, have garnered considerable attention by US stakeholders in recent months, due to widespread reporting on pricing investigations involving foreign companies and a November 2013 National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
China’s insurance industry regulator will ease restrictions on the number of companies insurers can invest in and expand financing channels for mergers and acquisitions—moves that may allow foreign insurance companies operating in China to expand their business footprint in the market.
China’s long-awaited urbanization plan indicates that the country’s leaders will focus on increasing access to social services, allowing greater labor mobility through residency permit reforms, and increasing the role of the market in real estate pricing.
Bilateral engagement between the United States and China has begun to ramp up, with the US-China Business Council (USCBC) taking an active role in discussing key business issues with governments from both nations.