China Market Intelligence

December 13th, 2017
By Anna Ashton

Import tariff reductions that went into effect in China earlier this month on a wide range of goods will have a positive effect on sales for several US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies. China’s Ministry of Finance implemented tariff reductions for 187 consumer products, effective December 1. Products for which import tariffs have been cut include infant formula and diapers, a wide range of medicines, certain alcoholic beverages and food, and some cosmetics and...

December 13th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

The complicated US-China relationship is a reflection of the successes of both nations, rather than failures, according to former National Security Advisor General Brent Scowcroft, who was honored at the US-China Business Council’s 2017 Gala on December 6.

Scowcroft is one of the country's leading foreign policy experts and the only individual in US history appointed as National Security Advisor under two different presidents, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. In...

December 13th, 2017
By Owen Haacke

Despite indications that US companies expect growth in revenue and profitability next year in China, concern about possible trade actions was evident  in polling USCBC members who attended the Shanghai China Operations Conference on November 30. USCBC used interactive live polling provided by Wolfpack Response Ltd. during the conference, which allowed the audience to provide real-time feedback during panel sessions led by experts.Seventy six percent of the audience expects trade tensions to...

November 29th, 2017
By Jake Parker

President Donald Trump called for China to unilaterally balance the US-China economic relationship during his state visit to Beijing earlier this month, but senior Chinese government officials, in meetings with the US-China Business Council (USCBC) after the visit, are uncertain about what actions China can take that would address Trump administration concerns, as well as who in the administration they should deal with on trade matters.

Officials confirmed that...

November 8th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

The role of government affairs (GA) professionals in China differs from their US-based colleagues in multinational companies, but it is important for them to collaborate and support each other's functions, according to industry experts at a recent US-China Business Council (USCBC) event in Washington. Allowing China-based employees to feel well-integrated in the larger company is also key to employee retention in an extremely competitive employment market.


October 25th, 2017
By Ricky Altieri and Jake Laband

China’s changing political and regulatory framework means foreign companies are constantly thinking about how to interact with the government—and how to best equip their government affairs (GA) teams.  

China-based GA teams, which typically have relatively small staffs, must meet the needs of a variety of different and sometimes independent business units, update corporate offices, and build relationships with government officials at the national and provincial...

October 25th, 2017
By David Solomon

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently submitted comments to the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on the Implementation of Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China. USCBC’s submission highlighted articles in need of further clarity or adjustments as CFDA seeks to improve nationwide food safety and security through the finalized law.

USCBC’s letter addresses a variety of concerns raised by its members by:

Calling for...

October 11th, 2017
by Meg Kelly

China’s economy is stable overall despite a slowdown in growth, but economic policy reform progress has stalled, Arthur Kroeber recently told US-China Business Council (USCBC) members.

Kroeber, founding partner of Gavekal Dragonomics and author of several books on Chinese economics, spoke to USCBC members September 28 about the future of China’s macroeconomic situation.

Kroeber said China’s economic policymakers’ use of demand stimulus and supply...

September 14th, 2017
By USCBC staff

Congressional districts across the country are seeing exports to China outpace exports to the rest of the world, according to the US-China Business Council's (USCBC) US Congressional District Exports to China report. Out of 435 congressional districts, 432 districts had triple-digit growth in services exports to China since 2006 and 190 congressional districts saw triple-digit growth in goods exports. However, exports to the world’s second-largest economy are less than they should...

August 30th, 2017
By Anna Ashton

Zhejiang Province Party Secretary Che Jun and a large delegation of Zhejiang officials and business representatives met with US-China Business Council (USCBC) members in Washington, DC, on August 25 to discuss trade and investment opportunities. The delegation included senior representatives of the Zhejiang Provincial Working Group, the Zhejiang Commerce Commission, and CEOs of numerous Zhejiang-based companies.

Che emphasized the importance of the United States...