Policy Priorities 2019

Our policy priorities – Building Trust through Transparency, Promoting Development through Open Investment and Stimulating Innovation through Global Cooperation – are the culmination of discussions among AmCham China members and supported by data drawn from the annual Business Climate Survey of member companies and the American Business in China White Paper of policy issues.

我们的政策重点定为:提高透明度以增进互信、开放投资以促进发展和以全球合作刺激创新。该政策重点反映出中国美国商会遍及美国、欧洲、澳大利亚及亚洲其他地区的900家会员企业中3000名会员(其中一半为中国人)的共同呼声。

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 The American Chamber of Commerce in China 

2019 Policy Priorities 

Introduction 

China is one of the most important trade partners of the US and both a source and a destination for bilateral foreign direct investment (FDI). However, pressure on the relationship is growing from a combination of bilateral tariffs and a simmering trade conflict focused on longstanding challenges facing the US business community in China, and trust between both sides has reached a low point. Nevertheless, AmCham China continues to believe it is imperative that China and the US find ways to resume and continue productive engagement as bilateral partners. Indeed, a healthy, fair and reciprocal trade relationship is critical for the robust economic growth of both countries.

As such, we hope that our 2019 Policy Priorities will serve as a foundation for longer-term engagement and dialogue, and that our recommended actions, based on these priorities, will foster greater trust and mutual understanding. Further recommendations and examples are including in the full Policy Priorities report linked below.

Our three Policy Priorities for 2019 are as follows:

I. Restore Trust through Concrete Actions Leading to Greater Transparency, Predictability, and Evenhandedness in Regulatory Processes  

  • Include clear benchmarks, timelines and intensive monitoring mechanisms to ensure lasting changes to China’s legal and regulatory architectures and impartial implementation of laws and regulations.

II. Promote Development through Policies of National Treatment and Competitive Neutrality

  • Treat foreign investors no less favorably than the best treatment offered to any domestic Chinese company, whether private, state-owned or state-controlled.

III. Stimulating Innovation through Policies that Promote Global Cooperation and Intellectual Property Protection

  • Promote the Internet as a platform for global interaction and limit restrictions on cross-border data flows, such as those proposed in the Cybersecurity Law, to encourage international collaboration and innovation.

 


中国美国商会

2019年政策重点

简介 

中国是美国最重要的贸易伙伴之一,也是双边外国直接投资国和目的国。然而,中美关系面临着诸多压力,一方面是双边关税,另一方面是围绕在华美国企业长期面临的挑战而爆发的贸易冲突愈演愈烈,导致双方的信任触底。尽管如此,中国美国商会仍然认为,中美两国当务之急是要想方设法恢复并维护富有成效的双边伙伴关系。事实上,健康、公平、对等的贸易关系对两国经济的强劲增长至关重要。因此,我们希望2019年的政策重点能为未来两国长期对话与合作奠定基础。基于政策重点,我们提出以下行动,以帮助双方加深理解、增进互信。具体建议和示例参见下文链接的完整版《政策重点报告》。

2019年的三项政策重点如下:

I. 通过实际行动重建信任,从而提高监管程序的透明度和公平性

  • 纳入明确的基准、时间表和密集监控机制,以确保中国法律和监管架构的持久变革以及法律和法规的公正实施。

II.以国民待遇和竞争中立政策促进发展

  • 向外国投资者提供的待遇不低于中国国内公司享受的最佳待遇,无论是私企,国企还是国家控制企业。

III.  通过全球合作和知识产权保护促进创新

  • 让互联网成为全球互动的平台,确保如“网络安全法”等法律法规中限制跨境数据流动仅应用于有限范围,以此鼓励国际合作和创新。

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