China Market Intelligence

September 5th, 2018
By Ricky Altieri

Given the size and complexity of the Chinese ecommerce market, foreign companies often struggle to root out operations selling unlicensed or counterfeit versions of their products. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) consulted member companies to identify and create recommendations for the spate of new challenges to intellectual property (IP) protection in the ecommerce space, including:

Seek out memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with ecommerce platforms. Some...

April 18th, 2018
By USCBC staff

As the deadline for comments approaches on the United States’ proposed list of tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports related to the Section 301 investigation into Chinese intellectual property and technology transfer policies, USCBC has received a clarification from administration officials on the process that will be used if tariffs are announced on an additional $100 billion in goods, as President Donald Trump asked. USCBC sources indicate that any new list of tariffs related to the...

April 4th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

The United States and China have both fired warning shots on the growing field of bilateral trade disputes, though the most significant battle is likely still weeks away. While both sides have announced proposed tariffs on $50 billion in imports in relation to the USTR’s investigation into China’s intellectual property and technology transfer policies, neither will be implemented immediately.

On Tuesday...

March 21st, 2018
By USCBC staff

China’s legislature concluded its session Tuesday with speeches by President Xi Jinping, recently confirmed into his second five-year term, and Premier Li Keqiang, reappointed to the position he has held for the past five years. In his remarks, Xi said China needs to “broaden opening up and deepen reform with intensified efforts and with more concrete measures” -- an allusion to criticisms of China’s stalled reform efforts that have resulted in few tangible outcomes. Xi also called...