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08/15/2019

"It is the first recognition by the Trump Administration that the president's tariffs are hurting consumers," Doug Barry, spokesman for the US-China Business Council, which encompasses companies, told Efe on Wednesday. For the business association, this delay "seems to be motivated by the desire to avoid affecting consumers during the Christmas shopping season," a theory that Trump himself has defended in statements to journalists.

08/15/2019

“Most of the tariffs up to now have been affecting business to business products, not business to consumer products. And even though that has increased cost for American companies they have been able to mitigate those costs instead of passing them on to consumers. But once tariffs are on absolutely everything that we import from China, which is what will be the case as of Dec. 15, and once they are covering consumer goods explicitly, it’s not going to be possible for companies to just keep absorbing all...

08/14/2019

With the delay in tariffs and some ambiguity in its statement, “the USTR has left itself an enormous amount of wiggle room,” said Craig Allen,president of the US-China Business Council, which represents many large multinational firms doing business in China. “Where do we come out of all this? Final decisions haven’t been made,” he said.

07/18/2019
Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, said that in a global economy where nations are interconnected, any...
07/18/2019
The trade war with the United States is China's biggest challenge in decades and it's having an historic impact on the world's...
07/15/2019
"We're pretty unclear about what the policy is at the current time," Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council,...
07/11/2019
In the spirit of the iconic Beatles song, our members believe it’s better to work it out than to slug it out. Nationalistic...
07/11/2019
"Our hope is that this gets resolved quickly and there will be a plan of action to reduce and ultimately eliminate all the...
07/11/2019
Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, said administration statements about how the president’s shift on...
07/08/2019
“The complaints against China’s trade practices are very real,” said Doug Barry of the US-China Business Council, a Washington-...
07/08/2019
"The main thing that we hear from American companies is that they have a lot of uncertainty about where things are going in US-...
07/08/2019
Former policymakers, and representatives of the military and business communities were also represented, including former US...
07/08/2019
China’s growing global economic influence has disrupted the US-led world order. With four decades of economic growth, China has...
07/03/2019
The measures that the US has taken so far have caused anxiety among its business community. Many US organizations, including...
07/02/2019
“It’s a good thing that tariffs have been postponed, but we really need to resolve these structural issues and resolve the...
07/02/2019
The US-China Business Council said its members “are pleased that the United States and China have agreed to get back to the...
07/01/2019
Doug Barry, a spokesman for the US-China Business Council, believes that possible long-term damage to state economies will vary...
07/01/2019
The cease-fire “breathes some much-needed certainty into a slowly deteriorating relationship,” said Jacob Parker, vice...
07/01/2019
Jake Parker, Beijing head of the US-China Business Council, said resuming talks “breathes some much needed certainty into a...
07/01/2019
“I think that realistically that the two sides, there are substantive issues that remain to be resolved — subsidies, state...
07/01/2019
US-China Business Council President Craig Allen on President Trump’s upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
07/01/2019
If your company does business in China, or hopes to, you’ve probably been following the trade war rhetoric very closely....
06/28/2019
Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, which represents US companies such as Amazon, Apple and IBM, said that...

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