The Chamber's Asia Department gives voice to policies that help American companies compete and prosper in Asia's dynamic marketplace. Our expertise allows companies to actively shape policy debates in Asian countries and in Washington. The Chamber helps companies gain greater access to senior government officials and corporate representatives in a way few organizations can.
The bottom line on China is simple: Compete we will, but cooperate we must.
9th China Business Conference Remarks by THOMAS J. DONOHUEPresident and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Washington, D.C. May 1, 2018 Remarks as prepared for delivery. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for being here. I’m excited to introduce our luncheon speakers, who are going to engage in what’s certain to be a fascinating and thought provoking discussion.
The best path to solve trade concerns is to work with U.S. partners to forge agreements that guard against state capitalism.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement on the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS): “The U.S. Chamber welcomes today’s announcement from the United States and South Korea regarding KORUS, restoring certainty to one of our most important economic and national security relationships.
The U.S. economy faces one real policy threat in 2018, and that’s a trade war.
U.S. exports of both goods and services to South Korea hit record levels in 2017.
The U.S. Chamber's U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) joined a number of associations in the U.S. and Pakistan in sending a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi encouraging the Government of Pakistan to embrace the immediate and long-term benefits of joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and its expansion. Specifically, our organizations urge the government of Pakistan to join the ITA this year.
It would promote increased exports of U.S. health care innovations to Korea, supporting jobs here.
If America is not leading on trade, it is falling behind.
For the near term it is the United States’ only market-opening trade initiative in Asia.