China Market Intelligence

August 22nd, 2018
By Anna Ashton

China last week filed two separate requests for consultations with the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO), questioning the legality of US tariffs on Chinese solar panels and challenging US measures at the state and local levels that provide incentives for the use of domestically sourced renewable energy products. These latest volleys are emblematic of the ongoing US-China trade battle and underscore the increasing vulnerability of the international trade regime....

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.

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August 16th, 2017
By Anna Ashton and Lincoln Lin

Recent statements by China and the United States suggest the two countries may be viewed as swapping places as the global leader on free trade policies, but the actions that both sides take in the coming months will provide the best assessment about the roles each government intends to play.

Media reports early in the Trump administration indicated that the administration may be favoring using US legal tools rather than the World Trade Organization (WTO) for...

December 14th, 2016
By Meg Kelly

The 15th anniversary of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) was marked with a fresh trade dispute Monday after the United States ignored the December 11 deadline to end its use of non-market economy (NME) calculations for antidumping cases. China’s dispute also names the European Union and Japan for their continued use of NME status.

December 9th, 2015
Stephanie Henry

Over the past month, leaders from across the globe have met in a series of forums to discuss global trade, investment, and security across the Asia-Pacific. From the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) to the East Asia Summit, leaders are advancing key economic and security priorities for the coming year, ranging from strengthening regional connectivity to promoting environmental goods trade. For China’s part, President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders used these fora to...

December 3rd, 2014
Owen Haacke

In November, Chinese and US negotiators surprised the global business community by announcing an end to a standoff over high-technology tariffs. In agreeing to move forward with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA), China paved the way for the slashing of tariffs on items from semiconductors to video game consoles. The breakthrough on ITA was a welcome development, but there are a number of other WTO initiatives that both the United States and China are...