China Market Intelligence

October 30th, 2019
By Jake Parker
USCBC’s Board of Directors met with Chinese cabinet-level officials in Beijing this month. Delegates pressed for a negotiated agreement with substantive outcomes. Chinese officials expressed uncertainty about SOE reform.

Senior Chinese leaders stressed progress in bilateral negotiations and a commitment to accelerate domestic economic reform efforts during an October 16 to 17 visit to Beijing by a delegation of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) Board of Directors.

The delegation...

August 7th, 2019
By USCBC Staff

On July 31, US-China Business Council (USCBC) President Craig Allen testified before the US-China Economic Security Review Commission (USCC) on US companies’ access, risks, and opportunities in China’s health market. His testimony was part of a full day of hearings titled “Exploring the Growing US Reliance on China’s Biotech and Pharmaceutical Products.”

USCC was created to monitor and investigate the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship, and...

October 24th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

On a recent visit to Beijing, the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) Board of Directors urged the Chinese government to provide written proposals to the US government on their reform plans to facilitate an effective meeting between the presidents in November.

Minister of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Miao Wei said the United States’ 301 investigation into intellectual property rights and technology transfer policies had raised many “unfounded...

September 20th, 2018
By Jake Parker

As summer draws to a close, I would like to highlight a few trends USCBC’s China offices are observing based on their conversations with our membership, Chinese media, government sources, and other key influencers.

Tariff Impact

Tariffs were the most common discussion topic with foreign company executives in China over the summer.  While the majority of USCBC members invested in China are manufacturing here to access the local market, some...

August 22nd, 2018
By Jake Laband

While China’s battle to increase environmental protection and improve enforcement seeks to address serious pollution issues, it has also led to a variety of enforcement campaigns that have created unintended negative consequences for companies operating in China. Although foreign firms often play a leading role in employing environmentally friendly technology in China, the one-size-fits-all nature of these campaigns disrupts supply chains, decreases efficiency, and creates a less...

June 28th, 2018

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 House announcement this morning. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) issued a statement in support of the decision, while encouraging the administration to maintain the appropriate balance between national security and economic interests and calling on the US and Chinese governments to step back from...

June 15th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

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. Within an hour of the announcement, China’s Ministry of Commerce said it would implement reciprocal tariffs of “the same scale and intensity.” USCBC issued a statement calling on both sides to step back from tariffs and negotiate a solution.

The announcement by the...

June 13th, 2018
By Meg Kelly

Tariffs and trade deals are still uncertain, but China’s government restructuring is likely to be the most significant long-term development this year for foreign companies doing business in China, said speakers at the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 45th Annual Membership Meeting on June 5. Members from a wide range of companies joined guest speakers to discuss changes in the Chinese business environment and the US-China commercial relationship during a pivotal time for trade...

April 4th, 2018
USCBC Staff

China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) concluded with what have become customary commitments to economic reforms, but few tangible implementing actions that would boost business confidence or bolster support for US-China commercial relations in Washington, DC.

US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie traveled to China immediately following the conclusion of the NPC, and spent nine days...

April 3rd, 2018

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has released its Section 301 tariff proposal for public comment, covering approximately 1,300 tariff lines. Written comments are due to USTR by Friday, May 11, 2018.

USCBC President John Frisbie released a statement after USTR's announcement, noting that, "China needs to substantially improve market access and competitive conditions for American companies selling to and investing in China in certain sectors, but unilateral tariffs may...

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