USCBC Statement on Phase One Deal Signing

WASHINGTON – January 15, 2020 - The US-China Business Council applauds the phase one agreement reached by US and Chinese trade negotiators. This agreement is a concrete step towards restoring stability and trust in the overall US-China relationship. 

The agreement also represents real progress on removing market access restrictions, improving intellectual property rights protection, re-balancing our trade ties, and introducing an important and new dispute resolution mechanism. 

Looking ahead, monitoring and enforcement of the phase one commitments will be key. USCBC and its member companies look forward to supporting both governments to implement the agreement effectively. 

“This is an encouraging first step that should benefit many of our members,” said USCBC President Craig Allen. “But the work isn’t done yet. Implementation of the agreement will be critically important. Moreover, the phase one agreement should be swiftly followed by continued phase two negotiations on remaining issues.”

Allen went further to note: “We urge both governments to use the phase one agreement as a foundation for building a stronger, fairer bilateral relationship that ensures a level playing field for Americans in China’s rapidly growing market.”


华盛顿 – 2020年1月15日- 美中贸易全国委员会祝贺中美贸易谈判达成第一阶段协议。该协议在恢复中美关系稳定性和重铸双边信任的道路上迈下坚实的一步。



“这是令人振奋的第一步,将会使我们很多的会员公司受益。” 美中贸易全国委员会会长克雷格·艾伦说。“但是双方依然任重而道远,因为协议的执行至关重要。此外,第一阶段协议达成后,双方应针对尚未解决的问题立即开启第二阶段的谈判。”