US-China Business Council (USCBC) Chair Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Co., and USCBC President John Frisbie led a delegation of 12 USCBC board members to Beijing at the end of October.
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The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) on October 8 announced several internal changes, including the creation of a new Protection Coordination Department.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) had opportunities large and small to engage with PRC Premier Wen Jiabao during his three-day visit to New York City last week to participate in the United Nations General Assembly.
US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie on October 2 will provide the lead testimony at the US Trade Policy Staff Committee's hearing on China's compliance with its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments.
US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie visited China last week for advocacy meetings with senior PRC government officials before yesterday's US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), the US elections, and the fifth Strategic Economic Dialogue, which is due to be held in December.
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After months of speculation about potential export tax rebate changes due to slowing exports, the State Administration of Taxation and Ministry of Finance on July 30 released a notice that adjusts China's export value-added tax (VAT) rebates.
Industrial standards and conformity assessments are among the top challenges facing US businesses in China. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) seeks to ensure that standards-setting remains open to foreign company participation, is undertaken in a transparent manner, and allows broader participation for foreign certification bodies.
PRC government officials speaking at a USCBC event in Shanghai last week said that although visa procedures have recently been more strictly followed than in the past because of Olympic security concerns, "legitimate" business requests for visas, residence permits, and visa extensions will still receive consideration.