President Xi recently pledged improvements to market access, IP protection, competitive markets, and monetary policy among other issues. Still, insufficient transparency surrounding opportunities for foreign companies to participate in projects continues to cloud companies’ strategic planning around BRI.
China Market Intelligence
China recently made a series of regulatory changes that took immediate effect and address US technology transfer concerns, including revisions to the Technology Import and Export Regulations and equity JV implementing regulations.
Following Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s meeting at the G20, China’s government appeared to address key US concerns around intellectual property rights (IPR) in several announcements.
Various efforts are underway to preserve the WTO by reforming it, but none yet have backing from both China and the United States, the two parties whose support is most critical if reforms are to move forward.
USCBC’s 2018 Member Survey found that China’s intellectual property rights (IPR) protection environment remains generally unchanged from previous years, but slowly improving.
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) may face mild competition from US and EU alternatives.
As the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) spreads, having accounted for $250 billion in construction in about five years, it is inevitable that commercial disputes will emerge.
President Donald Trump has decided against using much-anticipated new measures to restrict Chinese access to US technology and instead will use existing tools, according to a White Hou
While US-China trade tensions are front of mind for many executives in Beijing, attendees of the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) Beijing China Operations Conference last week indicated that other operational issues continue in the background.
The United States will move forward in early July with a 25 percent tariff on a wide range of Chinese imports worth approximately $50 billion, barring any breakthroughs in negotiations that might delay implementation.