USCBC Reports

USCBC reports take deep dives into the data and trends in a range of critical topics in the US-China relationship. Some, like our State Export Report, are annual reports, while others are topical publications. All our reports are fully available to the public!

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Members of the US-China Business Council enjoy full access to research on the Chinese trade and investment environment, as well as newsletters and analyses on political decisions that affect US business operations.


China Economic Reform Scorecard - October 2014

USCBC is rolling out a Reform Scorecard on a quarterly basis to assess the actual impact of China’s reforms on foreign company concerns. The scorecard is divided into categories based on key themes for reform, such as the role of the state and the...


USCBC 2014 China Business Environment Survey Results

Growth Continues Amidst Rising Competition, Policy Uncertainty Executive Summary The China market continues to deliver important revenue opportunities to American companies, even as GDP growth moderates. Nearly 50 percent of survey respondents report...

Bilateral Investment Treaties: What They Are and Why They Matter

What is a bilateral investment treaty (BIT)? Why do we need them? Who benefits from them?    Understanding what BITs do and don’t do is important. The United States and China—the world’s two largest economies—are currently negotiating a BIT, making the...

Recommendations for Special 301 Review of IPR Protection

Intellectual property rights (IPR) issues remain one of the top challenges that US companies face as they seek to expand their business and investment in China. In USCBC's most recent annual member company survey, IPR protection ranked fifth among...

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USCBC Recommendations for Revisions to the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Negative List and Other Reforms

There have been a number of recent positive developments to expand market access in the zone and improve the operational environment for companies. These include the January 6 MIIT Opinions on Further Opening up Value-added Telecommunication Services...

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Improving China’s Licensing System: Recommendations for Key Sectors 2014

US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies have regularly highlighted administrative licensing as a primary concern for the China market. In USCBC’s 2013 member company survey, members ranked administrative licensing as their third most...

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China 2014 Regulatory Transparency Scorecard

Transparency—including solicitation of public feedback during the creation of new laws and regulations, open government decision-making, and the ability to access information—is consistently cited as a top concern for US-China Business Council (USCBC...

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Licensing Challenges and Best Practices in China 2014

Licenses and approvals are essential to doing business in China, as in any other market, and present significant challenges for manufacturing and services providers operating there.

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