Addressing China’s Trade Practices

China engages in discriminatory trade practices. But unilateral tariffs through Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 are not the right approach to addressing these issues. Such tariffs are putting U.S. businesses, farmers, communities and families at risk, including from foreign retaliatory actions.

Objectives for Trade Negotiations with China

The Administration should use the following priorities to guide trade negotiations with China.

  • Expand near-term market access for U.S. exporters and investors, ensure fair and equal opportunity to compete and strengthen intellectual property protection.
  • Curb overcapacity, eliminate subsidies, and remove other policies that undermine fair competition.
  • Remove restrictions on digital trade, including allowing the free flow of data and eliminating “secure and controllable” requirements.

The Need for a Strategic, Long-Term Approach to Address Trade Barriers in China

Business and Congressional Leaders Discuss Trade and American Competitiveness

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