Statement from the President

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018 Statement from the President Today, following seven weeks of public notice, hearings, and extensive opportunities for comment, I directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to proceed with placing additional tariffs on roughly $200 billion of imports from China.  The tariffs ...
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USTR Finalizes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices

September 17, 2018 Washington, DC – As part of the United States’ continuing response to China’s theft of American intellectual property and forced transfer of American technology, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs.  ...
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U.S. Chiefs of Mission to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama Called Back for Consultations

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 7, 2018 The Department of State has called back the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes, and the U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Panama Roxanne Cabral for consultations related to recent decisions to no longer recognize Taiwan. ...
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USTR Finalizes Second Tranche of Tariffs on Chinese Products in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices

Washington, DC – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and ...
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Opinion: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe

07/17/2018 01:26 PM EDT Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated investigations to determine whether imports of steel and aluminum threaten to impair the United States’ national security. After several months studying the impact of imports on the steel and aluminum industries, it was clear that their future was at risk. We concluded that, to ...
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Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            July 10, 2018 Contact: USTR Public & Media Affairs media@ustr.eop.gov Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974: “On Friday, in response to unfair ...
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Remarks at the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Oxon Hill, Maryland June 22, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning, everyone. I’m not going to do all 31 flavors for you as they’re not in my prepared remarks. Frankly, I learned a lot actually from that job working scooping ice cream, things ...
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Statement by the President Regarding Trade with China

  FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: June 15, 2018 My great friendship with President Xi of China and our country’s relationship with China are both very important to me.  Trade between our nations, however, has been very unfair, for a very long time.  This situation is no longer sustainable.  China has, for example, long been engaging in several unfair ...
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Secretary Ross Announces $1.4 Billion ZTE Settlement

Secretary Ross Announces $1.4 Billion ZTE Settlement; ZTE Board, Management Changes and Strictest BIS Compliance Requirements Ever 06/07/2018 09:43 AM EDT  Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Kangxun”) (collectively, “ZTE”) has agreed to severe ...
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President Trump is Confronting China’s Unfair Trade Polices

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 29, 2018 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS CONFRONTING CHINA’S UNFAIR TRADE POLICIES “From now on, we expect trading relationships to be fair and to be reciprocal.” – President Donald J. Trump YEARS OF UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES: China has consistently taken advantage of the ...
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Remarks by President Trump at Signing of S. 2155, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  I’d like to begin by saying that based on the recent statement of North Korea, I have decided to terminate the planned summit in Singapore on June 12th. While many things can happen and a great opportunity lies ahead, potentially, I believe that this is a tremendous setback for ...
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Joint Statement of the United States and China Regarding Trade Consultations

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2018  Joint Statement of the United States and China Regarding Trade Consultations  At the direction of President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping, on May 17 and 18, 2018, the United States and China engaged in constructive consultations regarding trade in ...
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Trump Administration Officials to Host Trade Delegation from China

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2018 Trump Administration Officials to Host Trade Delegation from China The trade delegation from China, led by Vice Premier Liu He will participate in meetings at the Department of the Treasury on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18, 2018. Treasury Secretary ...
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Presidential Memorandum on the Actions by the United States Related to the Section 301 Investigation

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE THE SENIOR ADVISOR FOR POLICY THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR ECONOMIC POLICY THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR HOMELAND SECURITY AND COUNTERTERRORISM SUBJECT:        Actions by the United States Related to the Section 301 ...
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State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, March 22, 2018

We have a longstanding relationship with China.  There’s a lot of work that is left to be done with two massive, massive countries.  One of the key things that we will be dealing with regard to China is the DPRK, and let me remind you that they voted in support of UN Security Council resolutions ...
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President Donald J. Trump is Standing Up For American Innovation

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2018 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS STANDING UP FOR AMERICAN INNOVATION “Under my Administration, the theft of American prosperity will end. We’re going to defend our industry and create a level playing field for the American worker — finally.” – President Donald ...
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Ambassador Branstad gives remarks at the groundbreaking of the China-U.S. Demonstration Farm modeled on Kimberley Farms of Iowa

“In both Chinese and American cultures, food brings families and people together.  Perhaps because of that, agriculture holds a special place in our hearts.  It is therefore very fitting that this project is often referred to as a ‘friendship farm,’” Ambassador Branstad’s remarks at the groundbreaking of the China-U.S. Demonstration Farm modelled on Kimberley Farms ...
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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross: “Free-Trade is a Two-Way Street”

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE WILBUR ROSS: “FREE-TRADE IS A TWO-WAY STREET” “The Trump administration believes in free and fair trade and will use every available tool to counter the protectionism of those who pledge allegiance to free trade while violating its core principles. The U.S. is working to restore a level playing field, and under President ...
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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Visits China – U.S. Beef Returns to China

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue traveled to Beijing & Shanghai June 29-30 and July 1 to hold meetings with Vice Premiere Wang Yang and Minister Han Changfu of the Ministry of Agriculture as well as participate in special ceremonies to mark the return of high quality U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a ...
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FDA Signs MOU with China to Outline Certification Process for Certain Exports

Constituent Update June 15, 2017 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA), formally establishing a registration process for U.S. food manufacturers who export certain foods to China. The FDA is taking this action in response to ...
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Readout from a Commerce Spokesperson on Secretary Ross’ and Secretary Mnuchin’s joint call with China Vice Premier Wang Yang

Earlier today,  U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin held a phone conversation with Vice Premier Wang Yang of China. Commerce Secretary Ross, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Vice Premier Wang discussed bilateral issues related to the U.S.- China Comprehensive Dialogue and the overall economic and trade relationship between the two countries.
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Mnuchin’s Call with Chinese Counterparts

2/17/2017 ​ WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held separate calls with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Minister of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs Liu He, People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, and Chinese Minister of Finance Xiao Jie. In each of these calls, Secretary Mnuchin underscored that he looked forward to ...
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U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Achievements

The seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, and the sixth round the U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange concluded in Washington, DC June 24. These dialogues were led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, Vice Premier Wang Yang, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and Vice Premier ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-China Development Cooperation

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  FACT SHEET U.S.-China Development Cooperation The most pressing global health, environmental, and security threats are beyond the ability of any one nation to confront alone and require cooperative action to mitigate.  From our respective contributions to global health security in West Africa to the ...
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Remarks by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert W. Holleyman II to the New Democrat Network

Remarks by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert W. Holleyman II to the New Democrat Network (NDN): Digital Economy and Trade: A 21st Century Leadership Imperative May 1, 2015 Washington, D.C. *As Prepared for Delivery* Thank you, Representative Kind, for that warm introduction, and for your leadership of the New Democrat Coalition.  The Coalition’s American Prosperity ...
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall on the Joint Trade Mission to China at the Microsoft Campus in Beijing

April 14, 2015 – 8:17am Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Deputy Secretary of Energy Thank you, Dr. Hon for the introduction. I also want to say a special thank you to Microsoft for hosting us today. Our two nations are the world’s largest economies. And we are also the world’s largest carbon producers. And that means we have the power ...
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CG Smith Promotes U.S. Wine and Sustainable Future

Jan. 23, Wuhu – During a trip to Wuhu, Consul General Hanscom Smith met with young environmentalists who are working to protect local waterways and promote alternatives to trash incineration. CG Smith also stopped by the American Wine Pavilion which is helping to increase the market share for American wine in China. The CG made ...
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Ambassador Baucus’s Remarks at Kunming Museum

Max Baucus United States Ambassador to China Kunming Museum January 28, 2015 AMBASSADOR BAUCUS:  Thank you so very much Mr. Tian Jian.  I deeply appreciate that introduction. I want to also thank the tour director who gave us a wonderful tour through the museum.  Bai Hong and Yang Fuquan, Vice President of the local Academy ...
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Ambassador Baucus Visits Shanxi Province, Highlights Clean Energy Cooperation

U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Max Baucus, traveled to the cities of Taiyuan and Yangquan in northern China’s Shanxi Province from January 13 – 14, 2015, to highlight U.S.-China cooperation, especially in the area of clean energy and climate change. One of the Ambassador’s first activities was to visit a demonstration project ...
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Remarks of Dept. of Commerce General Counsel at Beijing American Center

Thanks, Steve, for that kind introduction.  And thank you to the Beijing American Center for hosting me here today.  This is a wonderful venue, and I’m pleased to be here. I am in China this week to speak to the public, academics, legal professionals, the media, Chinese government officials, and U.S. businesses about how the ...
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Miss California Is Nuts About China!

Jan. 7, Shanghai – In a joint effort, PAS and the Agricultural Trade Office produced a video to promote American Week from Jan 8-12 on Tmall, China’s version of Amazon.com. The event was designed to entice local consumers to purchase American products for preparation during the Chinese New Year. 500-600 lucky customers who purchased American ...
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Fact Sheet: 25th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, together with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, co-chaired the 25th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16-18, 2014.  They were joined by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to address agricultural concerns.  Other U.S. participants included ...
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Ambassador Baucus’s Remarks to the American Chamber of Commerce

AMBASSADOR BAUCUS:  Thank you Hanscom very much for that very kind introduction. Before I go any further, I’d just like to say that Hanscom Smith is one of our best Consul Generals, not just in China but around the world.  I’m a big fan of Hanscom Smith.  Let’s give a big round of applause to ...
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Remarks by President Obama in Joint Press Conference with President Xi Jinping

Great Hall of the People Beijing, China November 12, 2014 PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, thank you, President Xi, for welcoming me and my delegation to Beijing and for the extraordinary hospitality that you and the Chinese people have shown to me on this state visit. I also want to take this opportunity to thank the people ...
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President Obama’s Interview with Xinhua News Agency

Mr. President, thanks so much for accepting our request for doing this interview about your upcoming visit to China and the summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. 1.      This year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the China-U.S. diplomatic relationship, and both sides have held events in different forms to celebrate the historical ...
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Secretary Kerry on U.S.-China Relations

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you very much, Dean Nasr. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Vali for a while. When I was in the Senate, he was a very valuable advisor, and I can remember coming down to the State Department and meeting with him and with Richard ...
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U.S.-China Joint Fact Sheet Sixth Meeting of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue

7/11/2014 As the Special Representatives of President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang led the sixth meeting of the Economic Track of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) on July 9-10, in Beijing, China.  They were joined by a high-level delegation of ...
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Message from President Obama to the Strategic and Economic Dialogue

It is an honor to greet the American and Chinese delegations to the sixth round of the United States-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).  I want to thank President Xi, Vice Premier Wang, State Councilor Yang, and the entire Chinese delegation for hosting this year’s S&ED and for their warm reception of the American delegation. This ...
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Ambassador Baucus Speech to Business Community

June 25, 2014 Beijing China Thank you Greg.  Thank you so much for those warm remarks. I want to just tell you how pleased I am to be here.  This is such a wonderful opportunity to do what all of us want to do, that is help us make this world an even better place ...
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Obama, Chinese President Xi Before Meeting in The Hague

24 March 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 24, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT XI JINPING OF CHINA BEFORE BILATERAL MEETING U.S. Ambassador’s Residence The Hague, The Netherlands 12:48 P.M. CET PRESIDENT OBAMA: (In progress) — We have made incredible strides over these past several decades, and I know ...
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