U.S. and China Talks Proceeding Ahead of March Deadline

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 2/7/19 5:00 PM

On January 30 and 31, 2019, high-ranking officials from both the U.S. and China engaged in negotiations over the economic relationship between both countries.

Some of the topics covered in the talks included:

  • Technology transfer to Chinese companies;

  • Stronger protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights;

  • Tariff and non-tariff barriers;

  • Cyber-theft of commercial property;

  • Subsidies and state-owned enterprises;

  • Market barriers to trade;

  • The role of currencies in trade.

According to the press release, “[w]hile progress has been made, much work remains to be done.” The current U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods are set to increase unless the U.S. and China can reach an agreement by March 1, 2019.

 

The Whitehouse press release may be found here:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-united-states-regarding-china-talks/

Topics: China, Tariffs