Companies can expect some openings in China’s newly issued list of industries off-limits to foreign investment in the recently unified free trade zones (FTZs), though many investment restrictions important to industry groups remain unchanged.
China Market Intelligence
US companies conducting government affairs (GA) in China face a wide range of challenges in interacting with government regulators and policy stakeholders.
Suspending problematic policies that restrict US companies’ ability to sell information technology (IT) products in the China market, eliminating proposed regulations that would disadvantage foreign companies operating in certain industries, and enforcing the Antimonopoly Law (AML) fairly against both domestic and foreign companies: these are just some of the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC)
The US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) negotiations, which aim to establish the rules of the road for cross-border investing, have the ambition to reach an agreement of unprecedented scope, although the prospects and timetable for completion remain uncertain.
China’s leading legislative body showed a worse performance in regulatory transparency in 2014, while other agencies continued to fare poorly in the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) annual Regulatory Transparency Scorecard, which will be released at the end of March.
China’s Draft Foreign Investment Law, which will restructure the foreign investment legal regime, leaves significant room for protectionism, according to US-China Business Council (USCBC) comments recently submitted
Enforcement actions are not enough for companies to protect their intellectual property (IP) in China, according to a new best practices sheet released by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) late last month.
The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) latest assessment of China’s economic reform efforts shows some acceleration in reform measures, but continuing limited impact on the top conc
China’s economy is thriving even in the midst of slowing growth, World Bank senior advisor Otaviano Canuto told an audience of business executives and China experts at the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 34th annual Forecast Conference on January 28.