On March 21, 2019, USCBC President Craig Allen led a delegation of member companies to Hangzhou to meet Zhejiang Governor Yuan Jiajun. The delegation included United Family Healthcare, doTERRA, Pfizer, Danaher, and Honeywell. Companies were able to speak with the Governor and officials from the Zhejiang Commerce Department and Zhejiang Foreign Affairs Office.
USCBC in the News
US and Chinese trade negotiators remain engaged in intensive talks, although it is yet to be seen whether and when they can strike a final deal. But even if they are able to reach an agreement, in the confrontation between Washington and Beijing “the trade part is incidental: it’s a technology war, not a trade war,” said Ambassador Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), speaking at Shorenstien APARC on March 11.
“It’s one of those confidence building measures,” Erin Ennis, senior vice president of the US-China Business Council, said of the move by Chinese legislators. It suggests “the two sides are talking the same language.” Still, it’s not clear how close the two sides are to an agreement. Earlier this week, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a Senate committee that “there still are major, major issues that have to be resolved.” And Ennis said China needs to publish regulations that would...