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Ambassador Kirk at the JCCT Signing Ceremony

The United States and China signed nine agreements as this year's China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade came to an end in Hangzhou, China.

Representatives from U.S. and Chinese governments and companies signed nine agreements, covering areas such as aviation, energy, environment, high technology trade, investment promotion, statistics, and travel and tourism, and witnessed two commercial signings. The two governments also agreed to cooperate on initiatives in the areas of the environment, transparency, global distribution services, dietary supplements, and standards.

JCCT Signing Ceremony 1

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan witnessed the signing ceremony.

JCCT Signing Ceremony 2

The 2009 JCCT meeting was the first under the Obama Administration. The JCCT is important to paving the way for future opportunities in economic and trade between the two countries.