Member News Update

December 4th, 2018

After a meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump after the G20 summit in Buenos Aires this weekend, the United States and China announced a temporary ceasefire on tariff increases and agreed to further talks on trade issues. The two governments have characterized the outcomes of the discussions differently, however, and the agenda of the negotiations, which the United States said will last for 90 days, are unclear.

The press statements differed on the conditions...

November 7th, 2018
By Erin Ennis and Angela Deng

Trade was not a major factor in Tuesday’s US elections, but the change in control of the House of Representatives may embolden Congress to take a more active role in trade policy making for the next two years.

Democrats gained 28 seats to win control of House of Representatives, but Republicans retained and slightly expanded their majority in the Senate by at least two seats; the winners in several races has yet to be determined due to close results. With divided control of Congress...

September 24th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

In response to the imposition of new rounds of tariffs by both the United States and China, USCBC President Craig Allen released the following statement:

"It is time to bring this dispute to an end. Both the US and Chinese governments should suspend the tariffs they have put in place and do the hard work of negotiating a solution to the legitimate issues raised in the United States' investigation of China's intellectual property and technology transfer policies. As we have stated at...

September 19th, 2018
By USCBC Staff
American companies face significant challenges in their business operations with China due to trade tensions, but the market remains one of the most important to their bottom lines. These are among the findings of The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2018 Member Survey, released today.   Regulatory issues present a significant challenge for foreign companies in China: issues such as those highlighted in the administration’s Section 301 report. At the same time, USCBC’s survey also highlights...
September 18th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

In response to the finalization of US tariffs targeting $200 billion of Chinese exports, China on Wednesday announced that it would proceed with tariffs on $60 billion of US exports. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) announced its opposition to the move.

In a statement today, China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) said that it will implement additional tariffs of 5 or 10 percent on 5,207 goods September 24, the same day that the United States’ $200 billion tariff list is implemented....

September 10th, 2018

Remarks by Evan Greenberg, CEO of Chubb and Board Chair of USCBC

Delivered at the Welcome Luncheon for Craig Allen, September 6, 2018

I believe many of you know Ambassador Allen given his long history of working on China-related matters. We are so pleased to have Craig take on the leadership of this important organization at this very sensitive time in our relationship and look forward to his role in advancing opportunities for US business in China.

Craig and I have had...

August 31st, 2018
Craig Allen, President USCBC

Dear USCBC Members:
Upon return to Washington 10 days ago, I had the chance to visit a number of US government officials and think tanks associated with the ongoing trade negotiations with China. 
I am sorry to report that I believe there is over a 50 percent chance that the Trump Administration will announce new import tariffs on China as early as next week. While I do not wish to be alarmist and I would emphasize that implementation may not be immediate, I...

August 16th, 2018
By Anna Ashton

Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen and Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs David Malpass will meet in Washington, DC next week to discuss economic and trade issues, according to media reports in the United States and China. This will be the first official dialogue between the two sides since June. Wang has been China’s lead economic negotiator with the United States since earlier this year.

The specific agenda of the meetings has not been announced, and it is unclear...

August 9th, 2018
By Angela Deng

In response to the US announcement on Tuesday that 25 percent tariffs on the finalized list of $16 billion of Chinese imports will go into effect on August 23, China today decided to impose the same tariff rate on an equal dollar amount of US imports. China’s retaliatory tariffs will also go into effect on August 23. In a statement released after the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announcement, China’s Ministry of Commerce called the US tariffs “very unreasonable” and said that...

August 7th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

After a globe-spanning career taking him from Beijing to Seattle and from Japan to South Africa, Craig Allen is shifting gears. With a venerable career in public service behind him, he is now set to lead the US-China Business Council, a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of approximately 200 American companies that do business in China.

Craig started his career in the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the Commerce Department, first as a Presidential Management...