Member Survey | US-China Business Council

08/31/2019

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US-China Business Council

In the 19th consecutive year of the US-China Business Council’s annual member company
survey, and more than a year since tariffs have been imposed, three major themes dominated
2019 member survey outcomes. First, US-China trade friction is negatively impacting US
companies operating in China. Second, an unlevel playing field favoring domestic companies
over foreign ones is making it increasingly difficult for US companies to compete. Third,
while China continues to be a priority market for most of the companies surveyed, market
optimism is moderating. All three of these trends are forcing companies to reevaluate
company strategies and supply chains. American companies also remain concerned about
recent developments in intellectual property rights (IPR), technology transfer, and data flow
and cybersecurity policy.

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