After more than a year of negotiations, the U.S. and China signed a phase-one trade deal on January 15 in which China pledged significant purchases of American agricultural products, improved intellectual property rights protection and an end to forced technology transfer. Nine days later Chinese authorities announced a quarantine in Wuhan over COVID-19. What followed were a series of progressively severe domestic and international travel restrictions designed to limit the spread of the virus.
While news of COVID-19 has dominated headlines, less attention has been paid to how the virus will impact the implementation of the phase-one trade deal, which took effect on February 14. AmCham Shanghai is pleased to present a webinar with Kenneth Jarrett, senior advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group, on March 3 at 10 am Shanghai time. Ken will discuss how the COVID-19 outbreak will impact the phase-one trade deal and where will the U.S.-China trade talks will go from here. AmCham Shanghai will collect questions from attendees before the webinar.
This talk will be on the record and will be recorded. A recording will be distributed following the webinar upon request.