Washington Update

February 24th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

February 24, 2017

 

China’s exchange rate returned to headlines this week, when newly-confirmed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and President Donald Trump provided somewhat different views of the issue.

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February 21st, 2017
By Meg Kelly

February 17, 2017

 

It was another busy week in Washington, with several trade-related meetings on the administration’s schedule. Nomination hearings continue to inch forward, new trade tools are being considered, and the rest of the...

February 10th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

UPDATE: Trump and Xi speak by phone; Secretary of State meets Chinese ambassador

 

President Donald Trump reaffirmed the US commitment to a One China Policy during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday night. The...

February 10th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

February 10, 2017

Trump letter to Xi and other high-level engagement

 

President Donald Trump sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday...

February 3rd, 2017

February 3rd, 2017

 

As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson steps into his new role, the Trump administration is making moves that affect the US-China trade relationship. Highlights of the week of January 30 included the following:  ...

January 31st, 2017
By Erin Ennis

January 31, 2016

This story was updated on February 8. See the update here.

 

US business and tourist visa renewals could be significantly...

January 27th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

January 27, 2017

 

Trade Developments

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the United States would impose a...

January 23rd, 2017
by USCBC staff

January 23rd, 2017

 

Donald Trump was sworn in as US president on January 20 and used his inaugural address to lay out his vision for US engagement with the world on trade and other issues. A top advisor has noted that Trump’s...

January 20th, 2017
by John Frisbie and Erin Ennis
January 20th, 2017  

With Donald Trump’s inauguration today, speculation about his administration’s approach to the China relationship will begin to give way to actual policy. USCBC has been following statements and testimony, probing the transition process, and gathering intelligence from a variety of sources. Here’s a final summary of what may be in the works as we head into Trump’s Day One – our menu of...

January 19th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

At his nearly four-hour confirmation hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee on January 18, Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross focused on expanded exports for job growth and enforcement of existing trade laws. While he struck a strict tone toward China, Ross downplayed some of the more hawkish rhetoric associated with the incoming Trump administration, such as across-the-board tariffs and currency...

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