AmCham in the News

19 April, 2018
New York Times

William Zarit, the chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, said a boycott “is one of the many tools that the Chinese have in their toolbox.”

“Because of the structure of the government and the political power of the party, they can call for a boycott and get a pretty good response,” Mr. Zarit said. “So that concerns me.”

09 April, 2018

A trade war would not be good for the American companies here, obviously, but I think they would continue to do their business. The atmosphere, of course, would not be as good. And the Chinese could take actions - subtle actions - unwritten regulations that could put pressure on American companies.

05 April, 2018
South China Morning Post

“However, blunt and often counterproductive import tariffs may not effectively bring about the desired changes in China’s unfair industrial policies,” Zarit said.

“We hope that both governments take a solution-oriented approach based on free and fair market access to resolve the current trade disagreements.”

05 April, 2018

Speaking on "Squawk Box" on Thursday, Zarit said: "We have to keep in mind that these are the two largest trading countries in the world, we are very intertwined, and we rely a lot on each other for economic benefit."

"Tariffs are a blunt instrument and there will be a lot of, what we feel is, counterproductive results actually hurting U.S. consumers...

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