Forecasting the US-China trade relationship and why it’s important to Arkansas

 

The US-China commercial relationship is at a crucial juncture. Over $500 billion in reciprocal tariffs remain in place, weighing on US competitiveness, jobs and economic growth. Trade tensions have increasingly blurred the lines between commercial and national security domains. Yet China remains the United States’ third largest trade partner, and Arkansas’ fourth largest. In 2019, Arkansas exports to China supported over 5,000 American jobs. While there are challenges that must be addressed, China is the worlds’ second largest economy that is too dynamic to ignore.

Please join the Arkansas World Trade Center for a discussion with the US-China Business Council (USCBC) on the outlook for the US-China trade relationship and what it means for Natural State businesses. Anna Ashton, Vice President of Government Affairs at USCBC, will provide background on the trade relationship, how the Biden administration is approaching the multi-dimensional China challenge and the top issues driving China policy in Washington, as well as prospects for collaboration, to help businesses plan for the future. Importers and exporters benefit from a thoughtful, informed approach to America’s strategic trade relationship with China.

This event is for USCBC/co-host member companies and invited guests only. Registration is required. The deadline to register for this program is on May 24 at 2:00PM ET. Dial-in information will be provided upon registration approval on May 24 at 3:00pm ET. ​

The US-China commercial relationship is at a crucial juncture. Over $500 billion in reciprocal tariffs remain in place, weighing on US competitiveness, jobs and economic growth. Trade tensions have increasingly blurred the lines between commercial and national security domains. Yet China remains the United States’ third largest trade partner, and Arkansas’ fourth largest. In 2019, Arkansas exports to China supported over 5,000 American jobs. While there are challenges that must be addressed, China is the worlds’ second largest economy that is too dynamic to ignore.

On May 25, the Arkansas World Trade Center had a discussion with the US-China Business Council (USCBC) on the outlook for the US-China trade relationship and what it means for Natural State businesses. Anna Ashton, Vice President of Government Affairs at USCBC, provided background on the trade relationship, how the Biden administration is approaching the multi-dimensional China challenge and the top issues driving China policy in Washington, as well as prospects for collaboration, to help businesses plan for the future. Importers and exporters benefited from a thoughtful, informed approach to America’s strategic trade relationship with China.

Event Details

When:
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 9:00am

Registration

Deadline:
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 2:00pm
Cost:
Free

Event Contact

Contact:
Meg Kurdys