China

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Co-Chairs

Jianmei Feng
Executive Counsel, Public Policy
General Electric China

Tad Ferris
Partner, Co-chair, Greater China Regulatory Practice
Foley & Lardner LLP

Staff

Eva Hampl
Director, Investment, Trade, and Financial Services
202-682-0051 or ehampl@uscib.org

Elizabeth Kim
Policy and Program Assistant
212-703-5095 or ekim@uscib.org

Subcommittee

China Environment Task Force

What’s at Stake for Business

  • China has the world’s second largest GDP and is a critical player in the world economy.
  • The Chinese and American economies are strongly intertwined as China is the United States’ second largest trading partner.
  • It is important to engage with the OECD on China because it is well placed to advise China on its
    reform agenda.

Current Priorities

  • Engage U.S. business in government to government processes, including the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) and the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).
  • Strongly support the current work on the U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).
  • Encourage China’s accession to and engagement with the OECD.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory developments in the National People’s Congress and the central government in China.

USCIB at Work

USCIB is uniquely positioned to advocate on behalf of our members on important China-related developments:

  • At the OECD, where we work with BIAC to provide input to the OECD Informal Reflection Group on China on issues regarding responsible business conduct, investment, regulatory interventions, national treatment, innovation, agriculture, environment and state-owned enterprises. Through BIAC, USCIB also contributes to the OECD Economic Outlook on China as well as other initiatives regarding OECD-China engagement.
  • In Washington, specifically with USTR and the U.S. government interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee, where we advocate U.S. business views on China’s progress toward implementing its WTO accession obligations.
  • With our sister business organizations in China, the China Chamber of International Commerce (ICC China) and the China Enterprise Confederation (the Chinese members of IOE), where we address top issues facing U.S. companies engaged in trade and investment with China.

Who We Are

The USCIB China Committee is composed of USCIB member companies representing a range of business and industry sectors.   Advocacy priorities are determined that reflect consensus among the members.

Mission

The Committee provides a forum for business representatives, U.S. government officials and China experts from multilateral institutions to advance projects in high priority areas to the U.S. business community.  The Committee’s advocacy primarily targets:

  • The OECD
  • The U.S. government
  • Business organizations in China

Positions and Statements

Industry Appeals to China on Cybersecurity Law (5/15/2017) - USCIB and a range of industry groups are appealing to China to delay entry into force of a controversial new cybersecurity law.
USCIB Statement on China’s WTO Commitments (9/28/2015) - USCIB submitted a statement to USTR on behalf of its members, providing feedback, comments and recommendations on China's compliance with its WTO commitments.

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News Stories

Industry Appeals to China on Cybersecurity Law (5/15/2017) - USCIB and a range of industry groups are appealing to China to delay entry into force of a controversial new cybersecurity law.
USCIB Facilitates Dialogue on US-China Cybersecurity (12/19/2016) - USCIB helped bring together U.S. government officials for a vital dialogue on U.S.-China Cybersecurity.

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Press Releases

Global Business Encourages China to Lead on Environmental Goods Agreement (7/8/2016) - USCIB joined dozens of international business organizations in urging the Chinese government to take a leadership role in concluding an EGA this year.
Business Urges U.S., China to Minimize Tech Economy Barriers (8/12/2015) - USCIB joined technology groups urging Obama to use his summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping to improve relations for the U.S. ICT sector.

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Staff Contact:   Eva Hampl

Director, Investment, Trade, and Financial Services
Tel: 202.682.0051

Eva Hampl coordinates USCIB work on investment and financial policy issues. She is responsible for issues management, policy development, secretariat support to relevant USCIB committees and participating in membership development activities. Before joining USCIB in 2014, Hampl completed a GE fellowship in its Global Government Affairs and Policy division. Prior to her fellowship she served as a trade associate with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
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