Valle D'oro Court - - Valle Women Valle D'oro Courts Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11464411QW 4fe04a3




China Puts off Licenses for U.S. Companies Amid Tariff Battle
  • VOA News
  • Valle D'oro Court - - Valle Women Valle D'oro Courts Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11464411QW 4fe04a3 - tonysbshop.com

    Valle D'oro Court - - Valle Women Valle D'oro Courts Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11464411QW 4fe04a3
Valle D'oro Court - - Valle Women Valle D'oro Courts Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11464411QW 4fe04a3

September 12, 2018 08:15

Amid a worsening tariff battle, China is putting off accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other industries until Washington makes progress toward a settlement, an official of a business group said Tuesday.

The disclosure is the first public confirmation of U.S. companies' fears that their operations in China or access to its markets might be disrupted by the battle over Beijing's technology policy. China is running out of American imports for penalties in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's tariff hikes, which has prompted worries that Chinese regulators might target operations of U.S. companies.

The license delay applies to industries Beijing has promised to open to foreign competitors, according to Jacob Parker, vice president for China operations of the U.S.-China Business Council. The group represents some 200 American companies that do business with China.

In meetings over the past three weeks, Cabinet-level officials told USCBC representatives they are putting off accepting applications "until the trajectory of the U.S.-China relationship improves and stabilizes," Parker said.

Chinese authorities have promised to increase foreign access to areas including banking, securities, insurance and asset management. "There seem to be domestic political pressures that are working against the perception of U.S. companies receiving benefits" during the dispute, Parker said.

As for what improvement might entail, Parker said Chinese officials want an end to Trump's tariff hikes and a negotiated settlement. He declined to identify the officials but, in a sign Beijing wants foreign companies to help lobby Washington, said the meetings represented "unprecedented access" for his group.

Beijing matched Trump's earlier tariff increase on $50 billion of imports but is running out of American goods for retaliation due to their lopsided trade balance. China bought American goods worth about $1 for every $3 of goods it exported to the United States.

Trump is poised to decide whether to raise duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Beijing has issued a $60 billion list of goods for retaliation. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said Monday that China will "definitely take countermeasures" if the tariff hike goes ahead.

Valle D'oro Court - - Valle Women Valle D'oro Courts Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11464411QW 4fe04a3 - tonysbshop.com
An online video about U.S.-China trade tensions produced by China's state television broadcaster plays on a computer screen in Beijing, China on Aug. 23, 2018. /AP

Economists have warned Beijing might target service industries such as engineering or logistics, in which the United States runs a trade surplus with China.

Chinese commentators have suggested Beijing might use its multitrillion-dollar holdings of U.S. government debt as a weapon, though that would impose costs on China. State-controlled media have encouraged boycotts of Japanese and South Korean products in past disputes with those governments.

The government said in June it would impose unspecified "comprehensive measures" if necessary. That left U.S. companies on edge about whether Beijing will use its heavily regulated economy to disrupt their operations by withholding licenses or launching tax, anti-monopoly or other investigations.

Chinese leaders reject Trump's demand to roll back official industry plans such as "Made in China 2025," which calls for state-led creation of global champions in robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies.

Washington, Europe and other trading partners say those plans violate Beijing's market-opening commitments. But Communist leaders see them as a path to prosperity and global influence.

Chinese negotiators agreed in May to narrow their multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the United States by purchasing more American soybeans and other products. Beijing scrapped that deal after Trump's first tariff increase went ahead July 6.

In addition to rolling back industry plans, the Trump administration wants Beijing to reduce the privileges of state-owned companies and eliminate requirements for foreign companies to hand over technology to Chinese partners.

In their meetings with the USCBC, Chinese officials expressed willingness to buy more American exports but "showed no appetite at all" to talk about industry reform, technology policy or other U.S. priorities, Parker said. "I don't consider that to be very positive for any kind of negotiated outcome in the short term or medium term," he said.

Chinese regulators have shown their willingness to attack foreign companies in disputes with other governments. Last year, Beijing destroyed South Korean retailer Lotte's business in China after it sold a golf course in South Korea to the country's government for construction of a missile defense system opposed by Chinese leaders.

Beijing closed most of Lotte's 99 supermarkets and other outlets in China. Seoul and Beijing later mended relations, but Lotte gave up and sold its China operations.

Gianna Meliani Court - Women Gianna Meliani Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11507054GPLaura Bellariva Sneakers - Women Laura Bellariva Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11508664DVNeil Barrett Sneakers - Women Neil Barrett Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11522362BGGiancarlo Paoli Court - Women Giancarlo Paoli Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11478884TJPhilippe Model Sneakers - Women Philippe Model Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11128127VNMoschino Flip Flops - Women Moschino Flip Flops online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11526396GUEmporio Armani Court - Women Emporio Armani Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11373084TF , Alexander Mcqueen Court - Women Alexander Mcqueen Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11500951IR , F.Lli Bruglia Loafers - Women F.Lli Bruglia Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11517786AAMoschino Ballet Flats - Women Moschino Ballet Flats online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11530835TJ , Rodo Flip Flops - Women Rodo Flip Flops online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11351837XEPhilippe Model Sneakers - Women Philippe Model Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11118579ET , Tory Burch Sandals - Women Tory Burch Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11524348EBAsh Ballet Flats - Women Ash Ballet Flats online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11525609FR , Daniele Ancarani Loafers - Women Daniele Ancarani Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11520647QBEmporio Armani Court - Women Emporio Armani Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11530494SBF.Lli Bruglia Loafers - Women F.Lli Bruglia Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11517957WFSergio Rossi Sneakers - Women Sergio Rossi Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11201121XG , Philippe Model Sneakers - Women Philippe Model Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11532377KB , Saint Laurent Court - Women Saint Laurent Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11454997KFSergio Rossi Court - Women Sergio Rossi Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11287407TH , Prada Sport Sneakers - Women Prada Sport Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11511789FA , Alexander Mcqueen Sandals - Women Alexander Mcqueen Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11433036EL , Marian Ankle Boot - Women Marian Ankle Boots online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11520262ITPrada Sport Sneakers - Women Prada Sport Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11255155PM , Robert Clergerie Court - Women Robert Clergerie Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11535135OMSergio Rossi Sandals - Women Sergio Rossi Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11285404OW , Ruco Line Sneakers - Women Ruco Line Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11223633LL , Fratelli Rossetti Loafers - Women Fratelli Rossetti Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11523039MA ,
Camper Peu Cami - Sneakers - Men Camper Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11435394XBPolly Plume Sandals - Women Polly Plume Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11372034QFV Italia Court - Women V Italia Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11171178LJ , NwE5H1qg man/woman LifeStride Diverse Flats comfortable , REFRESH 61791 Tex.f. Coral WEDGE-HEEL SANDALS FOR WOMENLadies Sam Edelman Tan Gladiator Sandals Attractive fashionmen's/women's Dolce Vita Treme Boots Fashion dynamic , man/woman David Tate Doran Boots Simplemen/women Aquatalia Fire Boots Preferred boutiqueman/woman Blowfish Granola-B Sandals good quality , men/women CC Corso Como Surrey Sandals In short supply , Kat Maconie BUFFY - Classic ankle boots Colour: jasperPrada Sandals - Women Prada Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11487709CRFendi Sandals - Men Fendi Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11464210QWTiffi Court - Women Tiffi Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11497603ALSantoni Sandals - Women Santoni Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11387265DIAndrea Morando Boots - Women Andrea Morando Boots online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11525140ONLeather Crown Sneakers - Men Leather Crown Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11244947SVyTNfDuS5 Keds Champion Metallic Hygge PrintWear resistant Pikolinos Puerto Vallarta 655-0575Current shape DVS Shoe Company Quentin , Quality queen Justin Joist Composite Toe , Let our products go to the world Gabor Gabor 91.451 , Schutz Liliane Delicate and dainty. Keep your summer style flawless in the Schutz Liliane Wedge Sandal.
  • Premium leather upper , Women's Loeffler Randall Cream/Black Sedona Sandals Known for its good qualityGiuseppe Zanotti * Python Design Kriss Hi-top Sneakers SneakersNike Grey and Silver Air Force High Tops SneakersLADY Sam Edelman Caramel Studded Sandals Good worldwide reputation , Ladies Loeffler Randall Grey Wedges Big clearance sale , woman Prada Black & Wedges Platforms Free ,

    Valle D'oro Court - - Valle Women Valle D'oro Courts Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11464411QW 4fe04a3 - tonysbshop.com

    Valle D'oro Court - - Valle Women Valle D'oro Courts Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11464411QW 4fe04a3
    Previous Next
    All Headlines Back to Top
    Shoes 101076
    1011243
    1385574
    4149925
    4369618
    5000125
    6685626
    9881737
    15744256