The US-China commercial relationship is at a crucial juncture. Over $500 billion in reciprocal tariffs remain in place, weighing on US competitiveness, jobs and economic growth. Trade tensions have increasingly blurred the lines between commercial and national security domains. Yet China remains the United States’ third largest trade partner, and Arkansas’ fourth largest. In 2019, Arkansas exports to China supported over 5,000 American jobs. While there are challenges that must be addressed, China is the worlds’ second largest economy that is too dynamic to ignore.
Please join the Arkansas World Trade Center for a discussion with the US-China Business Council (USCBC) on the outlook for the US-China trade relationship and what it means for Natural State businesses. Anna Ashton, Vice President of Government Affairs at USCBC, will provide background on the trade relationship, how the Biden administration is approaching the multi-dimensional China challenge and the top issues driving China policy in Washington, as well as prospects for collaboration, to help businesses plan for the future. Importers and exporters benefit from a thoughtful, informed approach to America’s strategic trade relationship with China.