Ambassador Kirk Speaks to the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing
United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk met with leaders of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Beijing, China for a roundtable discussion about how trade can create and sustain high-paying jobs here at home. Secretary Locke joined Ambassador Kirk to talk with leaders of AmCham-China. Secretary Locke focused on an agenda that seeks to create jobs at home by making U.S. businesses more competitive in some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Concluding the roundtable, Ambassador Kirk and Secretary Locke held a town hall meeting with membership of AmCham-China.
Ambassador Kirk and Secretary Locke are part of the U.S. delegation visiting China with President Obama. The trip gives Ambassador Kirk the opportunity to further engage their Chinese counterparts on reducing trade barriers to provide more jobs and greater economic opportunities for America's workers, farmers, ranchers and service providers. Kirk and Locke discussed their recent session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Hangzhou, China, where creating American jobs and opening China's market were also on the agenda. During the October JCCT, China announced its intent to re-open the Chinese market to U.S. pork products and live swine. China also agreed to remove local content requirements on wind turbines, AmCham-China is a Beijing-based, non-profit organization representing the interests of some 2,500 companies and individuals doing business throughout China.