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Addressing China’s Trade Practices

China engages in unfair trade and investment practices, preventing U.S. companies from competing on a level playing field and hurting U.S. workers. Business Roundtable urges policymakers to preserve and fully implement the Phase One Agreement and partner with U.S. allies and trading partners to press for further structural reforms in China. Policymakers should develop a strategy that resolves economic issues while enabling long-term American competitiveness and access to customers in China who want to buy goods and services from American workers, farmers, and businesses.

Objectives for Trade Negotiations with China

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

  • Fully implement the Phase One agreement to realize its benefits, to advance additional negotiations that further reduce tariffs and barriers to trade.
  • 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.

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