As reported by USCBC just prior to the holidays, US and Chinese senior government officials concluded the 2013 plenary session of the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) on December 20 in Beijing with agreements on a range of intellectual property
China Market Intelligence
US and Chinese senior government officials announced movement on key business issues during this year’s plenary session of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), an annual high-level discussion on business, commercial, and trade topics held this year in Beijing.
In recent weeks, provincial and local governments across China have taken concrete steps to implement key PRC government commitments to break links between indigenous innovation and government procurement at all levels of government.
The PRC Ministry of Finance (MOF) recently issued clarifications to China's current government procurement regime.
The United States recently submitted its first request for improvements to China's initial offer to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). The request calls for significant reductions of the value thresholds at which GPA rules come into play and expanded coverage at all levels of the PRC government.