Ebarrito Loafers - - Women Ebarrito Loafers - online on YOOX Ebarrito United Kingdom - 11458631SE a2401b2




China Puts off Licenses for U.S. Companies Amid Tariff Battle
  • VOA News
  • Ebarrito Loafers - - Women Ebarrito Loafers - online on YOOX Ebarrito United Kingdom - 11458631SE a2401b2 - tonysbshop.com

    Ebarrito Loafers - - Women Ebarrito Loafers - online on YOOX Ebarrito United Kingdom - 11458631SE a2401b2
Ebarrito Loafers - - Women Ebarrito Loafers - online on YOOX Ebarrito United Kingdom - 11458631SE a2401b2

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.

Ebarrito Loafers - - Women Ebarrito Loafers - online on YOOX Ebarrito United Kingdom - 11458631SE a2401b2 - 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.

Kenzo Loafers - Women Kenzo Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11505296TLBarleycorn Loafers - Women Barleycorn Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11399645UO , Pantanetti Loafers - Women Pantanetti Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11468728FXMalìparmi Court - Women Malìparmi Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11327812PJ , E'clat Sandals - Women E'clat Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11183109NHCavallini Loafers - Women Cavallini Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11496982CJ , Cappelletti Loafers - Women Cappelletti Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11495617OPJoseph Loafers - Women Joseph Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11424538VN , L'arianna Court - Women L'arianna Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11495253JD , Cappelletti Loafers - Women Cappelletti Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11494461AEDrunknmunky Sneakers - Women Drunknmunky Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 44945649RW , Barleycorn Loafers - Women Barleycorn Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11470950SHButtero® Sneakers - Women Buttero® Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11165851FDStele Loafers - Women Stele Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11454277NU , Cantarelli Loafers - Women Cantarelli Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11516311RO , Maimai Sneakers - Women Maimai Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11474495FKBallin Sandals - Women Ballin Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11103523XF , Solidea Sneakers - Women Solidea Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11468221RF , Manebí Espadrilles - Women Manebí Espadrilles online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11186913LN , Tod's Loafers - Women Tod's Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11471172HLKallistè Court - Women Kallistè Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11467429JH , Geox Court - Women Geox Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11389932NSSolidea Sneakers - Women Solidea Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11468225LVAmiri Sneakers - Women Amiri Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11485161FDStele Loafers - Women Stele Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11454261PF , Lerre Court - Women Lerre Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11499811XKNatan Court - Women Natan Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11509085WN , Cantarelli Loafers - Women Cantarelli Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11516931PPStele Loafers - Women Stele Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11454270FP ,
Fabbrica Deicolli Ankle Boot - Women Fabbrica Deicolli Ankle Boots online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11492464KN , Emilio Pucci Flip Flops - Women Emilio Pucci Flip Flops online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11358241CVRene' Caovilla Flip Flops - Women Rene' Caovilla Flip Flops online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11447672WW , Divine Follie Ankle Boot - Women Divine Follie Ankle Boots online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11332305MC , See By Chloé Sandals - Women See By Chloé Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11520778JU , Blu|Barrett By Barrett Loafers - Men Blu|Barrett By Barrett Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11549320XW , Le Chicche® Sandals - Women Le Chicche® Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11343835FSMoa Master Of Arts Sneakers - Women Moa Master Of Arts Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11580359SSLadies Jack Rogers Navy Classic Sandals Attractive and durable , MISS Sbicca Black Of California Sandals Nice colorEVA LOPEZ E5011201-bg WEDGE-HEEL SANDALS FOR WOMEN , Men/Women Lucky Brand Jenley Heels Quality products , Gazelle leather trainers , navy, Adidas Originals , men/women Nine West Gelabelle3 Heels High quality and cheap , Men/Women CC Corso Como Volley Sandals Acknowledgement feedbackDsquared2 Sneakers - Men Dsquared2 Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11462176PTPrimabase Sneakers - Men Primabase Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11475044WL , Pony Sneakers - Men Pony Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11340308SNPuma Golf IGNITE PWRADAPT DISC - Golf shoes Colour: black/dark shadowMarcel Martillo Boots - Men Marcel Martillo Boots online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11518942OE , Giovanni Conti Loafers - Men Giovanni Conti Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11519425HI , New Balance Sneakers - Men New Balance Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11570381XM , Dimattia Court - Women Dimattia Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11278532JC , Gedebe Loafers - Women Gedebe Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11517675EOVersace Court - Women Versace Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11566993RTWOMEN Glint Gold Platforms selling priceModern and elegant LifeStride Sevyn 2Rick Owens Milk/Pearl X Adidas Sneaker (Eu39.5) Sneakerswomen Jeffrey Campbell Black Quinn-o Platforms CheapWomen's Alexander McQueen Blue Platforms Great classification ,

Ebarrito Loafers - - Women Ebarrito Loafers - online on YOOX Ebarrito United Kingdom - 11458631SE a2401b2 - tonysbshop.com

Ebarrito Loafers - - Women Ebarrito Loafers - online on YOOX Ebarrito United Kingdom - 11458631SE a2401b2
Previous Next
All Headlines Back to Top
Shoes 7097086
7334175
8287789
8636928
9115512
10339245
11593314
12821479
12839970