China Market Intelligence

October 1st, 2014
Owen Haacke

Overcapacity, or a glut of production capabilities, is a growing concern for US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies in their China operations, according to USCBC’s 2014 business environment survey. For the first time since 2009, overcapacity made the top 10 list of challenges, with almost 50 percent of respondents saying that in recent years the issue has gotten progressively worse. This deterioration is due in part to government stimulus measures that have encouraged...

August 20th, 2014
Owen Haacke

Recent food safety incidents in China have caused many foreign food and consumer goods companies to reexamine their quality assurance systems. Lapses can have serious consequences: one oversight can disrupt a regional supply chain, lead to a dramatic drop in profits, or cause serious harm to the reputation of a foreign brand, as happened in the Shanghai Husi tainted meat case. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) has recently interviewed several member companies to identify best...

July 23rd, 2014
Angela Fan

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in mid-June that officials in his administration will push forward an “energy revolution,” focused on reducing energy consumption, increasing energy supply, and improving energy efficiency. While the announcement was short on implementing details, the three reform strategies outlined in his speech provide the underpinning to China’s future policy direction and market movements, and provide guidance for foreign companies seeking new opportunities in...

November 27th, 2013
USCBC Staff

Despite complications created by last month’s US government shutdown, US and Chinese officials have concluded most remaining working group meetings in advance of pending US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) talks. Though the JCCT schedule has not been publicly announced, US-China Business Council (USCBC) sources indicate the meeting will be held in China during the week of December 16. To discuss and plan deliverables for the December plenary, key negotiators from the US...

March 14th, 2007

The PRC Administrative Measures on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products (EIPs), also known as China's RoHS, took effect on March 1. A series of supporting regulations, which cover labeling and marking, concentration limits, and testing, accompany the measures. Because many companies have already taken steps to comply with the EU RoHS over the past several years, they have been able to prepare for the initial stage of China's RoHS--meeting labeling, marking, and...