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.


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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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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Best Practices for Managing Compliance in China 2013

A recent US-China Business Council (USCBC) member survey on compliance best practices found that 60 percent of interviewed companies were concerned about competing with companies not following the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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China Business Environment

Rising costs have been a concern in China for many years, but this year’s survey suggests that the increases may have outpaced company expectations of tolerable expense increases. This is the first time rising costs have ranked number one in USCBC’s...


Recommendations for Strengthening Trade Secret Protection in China 2013

According to respondents of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) 2013 member company survey, 40 percent of respondents selected trade secrets as the IP of most concern.

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Rebalancing the Economy - Practical Ways that China Can Increase Imports

The report covers five issue areas—consumer goods imports, customs procedures, meat imports, the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) mark system, and advanced agricultural products, including genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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Legal Services Market Access Report 2013

US law firms expanding into China provide distinct benefits to a wide clientele, not only supporting foreign multinationals but also increasingly working with Chinese investors and companies that operate both in China and abroad.

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Intellectual Property Rights Review and Recommendations 2013

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) has compiled a list of priority areas and suggestions to further strengthen Chinese government efforts to improve IPR protection.

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Indigenous Innovation and Procurement Progress Report 2014

To facilitate continued discussion on China’s full implementation of its pledges, USCBC is regularly updating a report covering the central, provincial, and local policy changes on indigenous innovation. This report is designed to ensure full...

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Strategic Emerging Industries Report 2013

China’s central government has identified seven “strategic emerging industries” (SEIs) that officials hope will become the backbone of China’s next phase of industrial modernization and technological development.

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