Treasury Secretary Jack Lew pressed Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang in a Sept. 28 phone call for Beijing to implement its commitments made at this year's Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and move to a more market-determined exchange rate, according to a Treasury official.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is trying to arrange a high-level meeting between U.S. and Chinese trade officials in the coming weeks in the hope they can reach a breakthrough in the stalled Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion talks before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November.
Updated: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has pressed Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang in a formal letter about China's enforcement of its anti-monopoly law (AML), according to informed sources, in a sign that mounting U.S. business complaints regarding the law have reached a high political level.
China has signaled to U.S. business representatives that its initial market access offer in the U.S.-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT) talks will be more ambitious than the limited investment liberalization it has allowed in the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ), according to American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai President Ken Jarrett.
Updated: The Senate this week confirmed Robert Holleyman to be deputy U.S. trade representative by voice vote following its vote on the continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through Dec. 11.
- Commerce Determines Dumped GOES From Russia, Korea, China; CVDs For Chinese Imports
- USCBC Survey Finds Decreasing Optimism From U.S. Business In China, Especially Over AML Enforcement
- International Industry Groups Call For Conclusion Of ITA Expansion Talks By Nov. 10-11 APEC Leaders Meeting
- Xinhua Reports Chinese Officials Considering 'Power List' To Improve Shanghai FTZ Transparency
- Trade Associations Submit Comments For Annual USTR Report On China's WTO Compliance
- MOFCOM Says Fifteenth U.S.-China BIT Round Began Sept. 22 In Beijing
- Xinhua Reports Around 12,000 Firms Signed Up For Shanghai FTZ In First Year
- GOES Compliance Panel Announces It Will Release Report By Second Quarter Of 2015
- CIT Faults Commerce For Establishing Sunset Review, Adjusting AD Duties On Chinese Diamond Sawblade Imports
- State Continues Certain Export Controls On China Following Designation As Religious Freedom Violator
- China Does Not Plan To Increase Cotton Import Quota Due To Target Price Regime, Xinhua Reports
- DeLauro Introduces Bill Establishing CFIUS 'Net Benefit' Economic Reviews Of Investments Like Smithfield Deal
- MOFCOM Reports Chinese Exports To U.S. Increased 11.3 Percent In August
- Senate Confirms Holleyman As Deputy USTR, Sheets As Treasury Undersecretary By Voice Vote
- China's Semi-Annual WTO Report Shows Five AD Actions Against U.S.
More than half of the Senate Democratic Caucus has urged the Commerce Department to act quickly on an antidumping and countervailing duty petition into imports of Chinese passenger vehicle and light truck tires to end unfair competition between the U.S. and China.
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