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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.

05/17/2019
Another unwarranted accusation made by Washington is that trading with China is slashing jobs in the United States. According...
05/17/2019
Doug Barry, a spokesman for the U.S.-China Business Council, said that many jobs are at risk in the escalation of tariffs,...
05/17/2019
“Forty percent of jobs in the state depend on trade. In Snohomish County, where I was born and raised, 60 percent of all jobs...
05/17/2019
A group called the US-China Business Council said Vermont’s largest areas of export were semiconductors and components;...
05/17/2019
The chamber, which advocates on behalf of Indiana businesses, estimates that Indiana exports about $1.1 billion worth of goods...
05/17/2019
Layoffs as a cost-cutting option could adversely affect many states that are home to jobs directly supported by exports to...
05/17/2019
“China doesn’t have to reduce demand for foreign products through tariffs. It can simply direct that purchases be stopped,”...
05/16/2019
“Any cursory reading of social media and public commentary in China at present clearly shows that a nationalistic pressure by...
05/16/2019
According to a recent report from the US-China Business Council, Washington State's goods exports to China in 2018 totaled 12.1...
05/16/2019
In 2018, Indiana’s exports of grain and oilseeds, such as soybeans to China, dropped to $238 million, from $1.1 billion the...
05/16/2019
“Agriculture is a big industry in Missouri. Your state sent more than $280 million worth of meat and crops to China last year...
05/16/2019
“Overnight, we saw official media — in the People’s Daily, China Daily, CCTV — all run spots about the United States as being a...
05/15/2019
Erin Ennis: “Not only is the product that they make covered by an export control, but the employees that they have would be...
05/15/2019
“Pure and simple, this is a tax on the American consumer,” the US-China Business Council said in a statement last week. “More...
05/15/2019
“Nebraska had $1.4 billion in exports to China in 2017 according to the US-China Business Council. That number was cut in half...
05/15/2019
CNBC's "Power Lunch" team looks at the potential of a full trade war with Craig Allen, president of US-China Business Council.
05/15/2019
And the US-China Business Council also pulled no punches in describing the current situation, saying it is disappointed that...
05/15/2019
“We understand that the differences between the two governments still relate to how changes will be made to China’s laws and...
05/15/2019
The dispute is affecting how US companies do business in China, says Jake Parker of the US-China Business Council in Beijing....
05/15/2019
“Things are moving in the wrong direction,” the US-China Business Council said in a statement on Tuesday. “More tariffs will...

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