There is evidence that China has already begun to increase measures to hinder U.S. companies to create corporate pressure on the Trump administration. Just over 52% of firms reported the increase of such “qualitative measures,” according to a joint survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China and the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai between Aug. 29 and Sept. 5, 2018. The perception was that the activities were a form of pressure from China over the ongoing trade dispute. About 27.1% had seen increased inspections, 23.1% experienced slower customs clearance, and 19.2% reporting other complications from increased official scrutiny.