May 10, 2019


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today regarding the U.S.-China trade negotiations.

"The Chamber appreciates the Administration’s continuing focus on ensuring the U.S.-China negotiation results in verifiable and enforceable outcomes that address key issues in the commercial relationship, including market access restrictions, damaging industrial policies, intellectual property protection and theft, forced technology transfer and digital trade issues.

"We have been encouraged by the President’s optimism and remain deeply concerned about recent suggestions that China is backing away from progress made to date.

"The American business community urges the Administration and the Chinese government to move forward expeditiously and in good faith to strike a high-standard, comprehensive, enforceable agreement, and end the tariffs now in place. Prolonging trade tensions and the escalation of tariffs are in neither country’s interest."