Trends and Challenges Facing Companies in China:

  • The United States is the largest investor in China, and China is the United States’ third largest trading partner, with one of the largest economies in the world.
  • Despite being an important trading partner, trade-restrictive requirements persist for USCIB members doing business in China, including forced technology transfers, foreign investment restrictions, severe digital and cloud market access prohibitions, inadequate intellectual property protection, significantly disadvantaging and weakening the global competitiveness of U.S. companies.

USCIB’s Response:

  • Support resumption of bilateral dialogue and cooperation with China in order to stabilize relations, discuss disputes and effectively manage this extensive economic relationship that has been in downward spiral for several years.
  • Advance U.S. business concerns regarding China’s implementation of its WTO obligations and compliance with the “Phase One” U.S.-China Economic and Trade Agreement, specifically with USTR and the U.S. government interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee.
  • Promote Administration coordination with allies at the OECD, WTO, G20, G7 and other global forums on a collective approach to addressing security and supply chain concerns, distortive trade practices and securing a level playing field with China.
  • Oppose tariff wars and efforts to repeal Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China without meaningful consultation with industry and serious consideration of the economic harm it would cause.
  • Press for stronger, earlier and broader business engagement to ensure policies linked with economic security, such as investment screenings, are narrowly targeted and transparently implemented.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory developments in the National People’s Congress and the central government in China

Magnifying Your Voice with USCIB:

  • USCIB is the only U.S. business association formally affiliated with the world’s three largest business organizations where we work with business leaders across the globe to extend our reach to influence policymakers in key international markets to American business.
  • We engage with our sister business organizations in China—the China Chamber of International Commerce (ICC China) and the China Enterprise Confederation (IOE China)—to address top issues facing U.S. companies engaged in trade and investment with China.
  • We build consensus with like-minded industry peers and participate in off-the-record briefings with policymakers both home and abroad.

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Alice Slayton Clark
Senior Vice President for Trade, Investment, and Digital Policy


Ashley Harrington
Policy & Program Assistant, Washington



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