Although members of the American Chamber of Commerce in China will all say that tariffs are hurting their businesses and are a generally bad idea, none of them have any idea how to push China for market access. They will all say this to you in closed-door conversations in Washington and Beijing.
In this Sept. 16, 2018, photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. The American Chamber of Commerce in China says Beijing will “dig its heels in” after U.S. tariff hikes and appealed for a negotiated end to their trade battle. The chamber on Tuesday, Sept. 18 warned a “downward spiral” appears certain...
An “astounding” 75 per cent of companies felt they were less welcome in China than before, according to the annual “China Business Climate Survey Report” by the American Chamber of Commerce in China, issued in July.
A recent survey by AmCham China and its sister organisation AmCham Shanghai found that 31.1 per cent of businesses who responded were already considering delaying or cancelling investments in China as a result of the ongoing trade tensions.