The Chamber's policy and advocacy efforts are guided by the belief that commercial engagement and the expansion of trade and investment ties between the United States and China benefit both countries and their business communities.
Given these guiding principles, the China Team works closely with the Chamber's Congressional and Public Affairs Department on a wide range of China-related legislative outreach, tracking, and advocacy activities. In addition, the Chamber exercises a leading role in shaping the advocacy work of association coalitions in Washington on China trade issues.
Through its China-related policy and advocacy efforts, representatives of the Chamber:
- Monitor legislative developments, with an eye toward ensuring that China-related legislative proposals in the Congress—including in the areas of currency, export controls, and reviews of foreign investment—are balanced, productive, and in line with international legal obligations.
- Testify before relevant congressional committees on key issues in the bilateral commercial relationship.
- Organize briefings for members of Congress and Congressional staff on opportunities and challenges in the bilateral commercial relationship, including expanding trade and investment ties, intellectual property rights (IPR) and enforcement, and WTO compliance.
- Organize briefings for member companies with officials, members, and congressional staff, in order to hear perspectives from key policymakers.
- Advocate legislative proposals that would expand congressionally-allocated resources for U.S. departments and agencies responsible for enforcing U.S. trade laws and assisting U.S. exporters.
- Report regularly to the Asia Task Force on legislative developments that impact member company interests.