USPTO Briefing on Recent China IP Trends and Developments
USCBC hosted a briefing with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on recent intellectual property (IP) developments in China. Attorneys from USPTO will brief USCBC members on China's fulfilment of Phase One commitments relating to intellectual property, policy developments, and opportunities for the business community to engage with USPTO.
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Preparing for Compliance: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
Two Sessions Debriefing- USCBC and the Wilson Center
China’s Lianghui, or Two Sessions, convened in early March in Beijing. This annual event gathered nearly 5,000 delegates of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political and Consultative Conference to set the policy framework for the year, including agendas for the economy, trade, diplomacy, and the environment. This year’s sessions were held against the background of war in Ukraine, a sluggish Chinese economy, fierce US-China competition, and Xi Jinping’s desire to extend his tenure beyond the usual two terms.
The Ukraine Crisis and Impacts on US Companies
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week, the United States, European Commission, United Kingdom, Canada, France, and others jointly announced a series of economic retaliatory measures including ensuring that select Russian banks are removed from the SWIFT international bank messaging system, imposing restrictive measures on Russia’s central bank from deploying international currency reserves, as well as
Cooperating with Europe on China: Challenges and Areas of Alignment
One of the biggest differences between the current and previous US administration’s approaches to China has been the Biden administration’s focus on working with allies and like-minded countries, particularly the UK and EU. So far there have been successes in areas like aircraft subsidies, steel and aluminum tariffs, and the formation of a US-EU Transatlantic Technology Council. However, there are also more challenging areas of alignment on issues ranging from technology standards to tax to agriculture.
China’s Zero-COVID Policy in the Face of Omicron
As Hong Kong and China face outbreaks of Omicron, both governments continue to pursue a zero-COVID policy, with new restrictions being imposed to contain the outbreaks. Given the high transmissibility of Omicron, following a zero-COVID policy has brought newfound challenges to travel, the economy, and supply chains.
Update Call for Members (formerly China Market Intelligence Live)
USCBC held an Update Call for Members (formerly China Market Intelligence Live) on Tuesday, February 22, at 8:00 pm ET (US) / Wednesday, February 23, at 9:00 am for those based in China. Senior USCBC gave updates on the bilateral trade relationship.
Next Steps for Cyber and Data Compliance: Assessing Risk and Best Practices
On February 22, USCBC hosted the latest installment of the Data Governance Series, Vivian Wu (senior counsel at Baker & McKenzie Fenxun Partners) and Dr. Alex Shi (partner at EY Technology Consulting) to discuss next steps for cyber and data compliance. Given increasing cyber and data policy requirements, Ms. Wu and Dr. Shi assessed current compliance risks and best practices for MNCs. Data mapping is a key first step to understanding businesses' full data life cycle risks, says Ms. Wu, which can aid companies in proactively and accurately understanding their regulatory burdens. Dr.
MACROChina: Anticipating 2022 Trends with Chad Bown
Considering lessons from 2021, what are the prospects for 2022? What do the trade statistics tell us about the next steps that the Biden Administration may take on US-China trade?
China Market Intelligence Live Conference Call
USCBC held a China Market Intelligence Live conference call on Tuesday, February 8, at 8:00 pm ET (US) / Wednesday, February 9, at 9:00 am for those based in China. Senior USCBC gave updates on the bilateral trade relationship.