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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.

05/08/2019
“I think there's at least a 50/50 possibility of it at this point,” US-China Business Council VP Erin Ennis told Fox Business...
05/08/2019
Trump’s threat makes going ahead with talks “very difficult politically” for Xi’s government, said Jake Parker, vice president...
05/07/2019
Erin Ennis of the US-China Business Council said it's hard to know what's behind Trump's tariff threats. “It seems like the two...
05/07/2019
It’s difficult to know whether the announcement was motivated by fundamental disagreements between the US and China on...
05/07/2019
Erin Ennis, US-China Business Council senior vice president, talks about how raising US tariffs against China could impact...
05/06/2019
“The existing tariffs are damaging to American companies and consumers, and additional tariffs will compound those damages,”...
05/06/2019
Trump’s threat makes going ahead with talks “very difficult politically” for President Xi Jinping’s government, said Jake...
05/06/2019
Trump’s threat makes going ahead with talks “very difficult politically” for President Xi Jinping’s government, said Jake...
05/06/2019
The action caught officials at the US-China Business Council off guard, but many of Trump’s moves in the talks with China have...
05/06/2019
Exports from the United States to China slumped by 7 percent last year, as the trade dispute between the two countries began to...
05/06/2019
"The enforcement mechanism is crucial to the agreement," Doug Barry, spokesman for the US-China Business Council, told AFP. "...
05/03/2019
Across rural America, voters turned out in their droves for US President Donald Trump in 2016, but a new study has found that...
05/03/2019
New data from the US-China Business Council shows that agricultural states are suffering the most from trade tensions between...
05/02/2019
"It is excellent that President Xi recognized some problems," especially those associated with its Belt and Road Initiative,...
05/02/2019
Both sides are under pressure to reach a deal to limit fallout to their economies. US exports to China fell by $9 billion last...
05/02/2019
The US-China Business Council released a new report on Wednesday showing that US goods exports to China declined by 7 percent...
05/01/2019
“The tariffs are the leverage to move the deal past the finish line,” added Jake Parker, vice president at the US-China...
05/01/2019
Erin Ennis, senior vice president of the US-China Business Council, said the deal needs to address US complaints about Chinese...
04/30/2019
"It being mentioned in that forum at that level may foreshadow reforms resulting from US-China trade talks, allowing Beijing to...
04/30/2019
“It being mentioned in that forum may foreshadow reforms resulting from US-China trade talks, allowing Beijing to frame such...

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