U.S. Chamber China Center Advisory Board Welcomes Meeting with USTR Katherine Tai Pledges Cooperation to Support U.S. Workers, Advance Innovation, and Strengthen the U.S. Economy

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 9:45pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber China Center Advisory Board met this morning with USTR Katherine Tai to discuss the state of U.S.-China economic and commercial relations and exchange views on the opportunities and challenges for American business with China.

“The Advisory Board noted that China is and will remain a critical market for American business,” said Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  “The Board had a positive and candid conversation with Ambassador Tai, reiterating the commitment of the business community to work with the administration to achieve a trade policy with China that lifts all stakeholders, is grounded in a desire for market-driven outcomes, and accounts for the unique aspects of U.S.-China relations.”

The U.S. Chamber China Center continues to encourage U.S. attention to China’s full implementation of the Phase One agreement; reinstitution of a predictable, transparent, and fair Section 301 tariff exclusion and removal process to support U.S. manufacturing and address inflation concerns; re-engagement with China on outstanding structural concerns; and continued work with allies to address issues of common concern with China.

“The business community is keen to play a productive role in this most important of relations. I and my colleagues on the advisory board look forward to doing our part to work with the U.S. government to make progress for our businesses, our workers, and the broader economy,” said Carlyle Group CEO Kewsong Lee, the new chair of the U.S. Chamber’s China Center Advisory Board.  “In this critical, collective endeavor, the Center’s Advisory Board will strive to support constructive engagement between the United States and China, and find areas of cooperation wherever possible, while also working to address legitimate concerns in order to promote competitiveness, innovation, and free and fair trade.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the China Center look forward to regular consultation with USTR Tai and others in the Biden Administration to advance the best policies and outcomes possible for U.S. workers, innovation, and the economy.