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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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 from the President Regarding Trade with China

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2018 Statement from the President Regarding Trade with China On Friday, I announced plans for tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports from China.  These tariffs are being imposed to encourage China to change the unfair practices identified in the Section 301 ...
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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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Secretary Perdue Statement Regarding Chinese Duties on U.S. Sorghum

(Washington, D.C., April 18, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding China’s announcement of duties of almost 179 percent on U.S. sorghum imports: “The international grain market is about the freest market there is, and it is ludicrous to even mention ‘dumping,’ because China can buy product from ...
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Ambassador Branstad talks about the U.S.-China relationship

“There’s opportunity to correct some of the unfairness in the trade situation and open up new opportunities” Ambassador Branstad talks about the U.S.-China relationship, including trade and our cooperation on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, with several media outlets. CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/03/29/us-ambassador-to-china-opportunity-to-correct-unfair-trade.html?play=1 https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/03/29/we-have-to-make-sure-that-us-technology-advantages-are-not-stolen-us-ambassador.html Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-03-29/branstad-says-tariff-retaliation-by-chinese-not-the-answer-video CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-diplomacy-caution-us-ambassador-china-terry-branstad-cbs-news/ BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-43593241/us-envoy-to-china-says-we-don-t-trust-kim-jong-un
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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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Section 301 Fact Sheet

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Executive Office of the President Washington, D.C. March 22, 2018 Section 301 Fact Sheet Following a Memorandum from President Trump, on August 18, 2017, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China’s acts, policies, and ...
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Excerpts: Remarks by President Trump at Signing of a Presidential Memorandum Targeting China’s Economic Aggression

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you everybody.  This has been long in the making.  You’ve heard many, many speeches by me and talks by me, and interviews where I talk about unfair trade practices.  We’ve lost, over a fairly short period of time, 60,000 factories in our country — closed, shuttered, gone.  Six million jobs, at ...
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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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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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CG Touts Importance of Culture and Trade in US-China Relationship

Nov. 13, Shanghai – Consul General Hanscom Smith hosted Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and his trade mission of 69 delegates to Shanghai.  He provided remarks at an evening reception with over 200 attendees, touting the importance of the U.S.-China relationship and the role U.S. states play in deepening the cultural and economic ties between the ...
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U.S. and Chinese Delegations Conclude the 26th Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

Agreement reached in several areas of importance to U.S. farmers, innovators, manufacturers and workers U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today led a U.S. delegation in discussions with Vice Premier Wang Yang and other Chinese government officials as part of the 26th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on ...
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CG Smith Hosts Direct Line Webinar on Chinese Demand for Safe Food

Mar. 31, Shanghai – Consul General Hanscom Smith hosted a Direct Line Webinar with U.S. businesses and trade associations on the topic of China’s rising middle class and the increasing demand for natural and safe food products. Webinar participants also heard from Shanghai Agricultural Trade Office Director Valerie Brown, Economic Officer Rian Jensen, and AmCham ...
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Consul General Smith Meets with Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference VP

Mar. 29, Shanghai – Consul General Hanscom Smith met with the Shanghai Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Vice President Li Yiping at the CPPCC consultative center. The two sides exchanges opinions on how to further increase cooperation within the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and the Science and Innovation Center.
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The United States: Southeast Asia’s Economic and Security Partner

Remarks – Daniel R. Russel – Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs – Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Thank you, Ambassador Wagar, for the kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here at the National University of Singapore, and the Lee Kuan Yew School. I had ...
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Chinese, U.S. Officials at Opening of Strategic Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. REMARKS The Strategic & Economic Dialogue/Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Joint Opening Session with Vice President Joe Biden, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Secretary of State John Kerry, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Dean Acheson ...
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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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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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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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