Business Leaders Announce Priorities to Expand US-China Commercial Relationship

Four major goals outlined in USCBC Board Priority Statement

WASHINGTON, D.C.: On March 8, 2017, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) released a statement of priority actions needed to continue strengthening the commercial relationship between the United States and China. This sixth annual priorities statement issued by USCBC’s board of directors focuses on the efforts needed by both governments on the top priorities for American companies that conduct business with China.

 

This is a critical time for results-oriented government engagement on key trade issues. The month-old Trump administration is still developing its policy approach to manage the US-China relationship. Though China’s reforms are entering their fourth year, the slow pace and mixed signals so far are undermining confidence and leaving the American business community uncertain about policy direction.

 

To build confidence and ensure the commercial relationship remains a source of stability and progress, both governments must work closely with the business community to address the priorities with significant progress in the coming year.

 

Mark Fields, president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company and Chair of the USCBC, said: “The United States and China must work to achieve the shared goals of our bilateral relationship to fulfill the potential for growth and success in both countries. The fundamental steps we have outlined form a solid path to guide actions of both governments in the years ahead.”

 

USCBC President John Frisbie said, “The American business community is a partner to both governments in achieving the shared goal of tangible progress in the coming year.  Through this declaration of our priorities, American business leaders are highlighting the need for the US and Chinese governments to create a stronger foundation for what is the most important bilateral relationship in the global economy.”

 

These priorities are grouped under four major goals:

·       Further Solidify the Foundation for Mutually Beneficial Commercial Relations

·       Reduce Trade Barriers and Enforce Globally Accepted Trade Rules

·       Ensure Competitive Neutrality and Improve Transparency

·       Strengthen Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection and Adhere to Mutually Beneficial Innovation Policies

 

 

商界领袖关于促进美中商贸关系重点工作的声明

美中贸易全国委员会董事会重点工作声明的四个主要目标

 

 

华盛顿特区:201738日,美中贸易全国委员会(USCBC发布了继续加强美中商业关系所需的重点工作声明 这是美中贸易全国委员会董事会第六次发表美中商贸关系重点工作声明,侧重于两国政府需要做出的努力,以更好地解决美资企业在中国开展业务的首要关切。

 

时正值两国政府参与解决重要贸易问题的关键时刻。 刚成立一个月的特朗普政府仍在制定处理中美关系的政策措施;中国的改革正迈入第四个年头,但中国经济改革的步伐缓慢,释放出的信号复杂,使美国商界对政策方向把握不定,信心受挫。

 

在此关键时期,两国政府与商业团体必须保持紧密合作,在这些首要问题上取得实质性进展,进一步增强各方信心并确保商贸关系仍旧是保持美中关系稳定发展的有力支撑。

 

 

美中贸易全国委员会会长傅强恩先生John Frisbie)提到:美国商界是两国政府来年在共同目标上达成实质性进展的合作伙伴。 过这份董事会重点工作的声明,美国商界领袖们强调了中美两国政府需要为全球经济中最重要的双边关系奠定更坚实的基础。

 

这些重点工作体现在以下四个主要目标中

  • 进一步巩固互惠互利的商贸关系的基础

  • 减少贸易壁垒,实施全球公认的贸易规则

  • 确保竞争中立并提高透明度

  • 强知识产权保护,坚持互惠互利的创新政策    

 

美中贸易全国委员会(USCBC)是非政府、无党派的,非营利的机构,拥有大约200家在华经营的美国会员公司。自1973年成立以来的四十多年中,我委员会为会员公司提供了大量的信息以及咨询、倡导等服务,并举办了多项活动。通过设在华盛顿的总部以及北京和上海的办事处,美中贸易全国委员会以其独特的定位优势在美、中两地为会员提供服务。