Securing U.S. China High Tech Trade

Implementing the “U.S.-China High Technology Trade Key Sectors Cooperation Action Plan”

The Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) reached agreement on implementing the “U.S.-China High Technology Trade Key Sectors Cooperation Action Plan” at the 22nd annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) on November 21, 2011 in Chengdu, China. The implementing language focuses on the actions both sides will take to facilitate civilian high technology trade including export control process improvements such as shortening the review time of End User and End Use certifications issued by MOFCOM, and expansion and cooperation efforts such as promoting the Validated End-User program and engaging in joint outreach. This understanding will be implemented and coordinated by the U.S.-China High Technology and Strategic Trade Working Group (HTWG) which was established in 2006 as a working group under the JCCT. The HTWG is co-chaired by the Bureau of Industry and Security and MOFCOM.

U.S.-China High Technology Working Group

The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the People's Republic of China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), in partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers, held the third annual U.S.-China High Technology and Strategic Trade Working Group (HTWG) Public-Private Sector Dialogue on September 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. The HTWG was established to facilitate high-technology exports to civilian end-users in China, in accordance with U.S. export control requirements.

The principal goals of this public-private sector dialogue were for the United States and China to provide an update on their export control policies and practices, to offer an opportunity for U.S. and Chinese companies to interact directly on these issues, and to learn from individual U.S. and Chinese exporters about the ways in which the two governments can support high technology trade for civilian end-uses.

At the public private sector dialogue, participants focused on how to effectively use the export control system to conduct high tech trade in commercial products to civil end-users for civil end-uses. U.S. and Chinese industry participants provided real-world examples of success in high tech trade, including how comprehensive compliance programs contribute to this success. This all-day event provided ample opportunity for two-way dialogue.

June 19, 2007 Rule on Revisions and Clarification of Export and Reexport Controls for the People’s Republic of China (PRC); New Authorization Validated End-User; Revision of Import Certificate and PRC End-User Statement Requirements

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