China Market Intelligence

May 11th, 2015
Ryan Ong

Despite progress on competition concerns at the December 2014 Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) meeting, competition enforcement under the Antimonopoly Law (AML) remains a high-profile concern for many US companies in China.

April 29th, 2015

Companies can expect some openings in China’s newly issued list of industries off-limits to foreign investment in the recently unified free trade zones (FTZs), though many investment restrictions important to industry groups remain unchanged.

March 4th, 2015
Dan Markus

China’s leading legislative body showed a worse performance in regulatory transparency in 2014, while other agencies continued to fare poorly in the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) annual Regulatory Transparency Scorecard, which will be released at the end of March.

January 7th, 2015
Stephanie Henry

From the declarations of reform made at the Central Economic Work Conference to the promises of the third plenum, Chinese officials have continually made bold statements about reform intentions.

September 3rd, 2014
Ryan Ong and Ellen Huber

From recent investigations in the auto parts industry to “dawn raids” at foreign IT firms, China’s rising level of antimonopoly enforcement activity has raised concerns for many US companies doing business in China.

June 25th, 2014
John Lenhart

A key figure in the enforcement of China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML) insisted that Chinese regulatory procedures and AML enforcement are “in line with international standards” during a discussion with the US-China Business Council (USCBC) in Beijing last week.

March 19th, 2014
Shelly Zhao

China continues to significantly lag in its commitments to promote and implement regulatory transparency measures, according to a new US-China Business Council (USCBC) report. USCBC analysis of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the State Council, and selected Chinese government agencies shows varying levels of compliance with transparency commitments.

February 19th, 2014
Jake Parker

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently finalized recommendations for improving China’s administrative licensing regime, a long-standing concern of USCBC member companies.

December 11th, 2013
Stephanie Henry

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) advanced members’ concerns throughout 2013 by advocating directly with key Chinese government agencies, ensuring USCBC member issues were prioritized on the US government agenda for bilateral engagement, providing timely analysis of market and regulatory developments in China, and hosting informative events on a wide range of operational, political, and tra

October 16th, 2013
By USCBC Staff

Rising costs and intensifying domestic competition are combining to squeeze margins for many American companies in China, according to the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2013 China Business Environment Survey.


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