China has been a major focus of the Trump Administration, which is focused on the need to deal with the competitive challenges that China poses for the U.S. economy and to put the relationship on a stronger track to tackle those issues. For manufacturers of all shapes and sizes, China is indeed a “big deal,” it is an important trade partner and we have a relationship that has major commercial potential. Yet China is also a tough economic competitor and the source of a broad set of market-distorting policies and actions.
Manufacturers have long called on the U.S. and Chinese governments to work towards a more robust, fair U.S.-China relationship that benefits the growth and support of manufacturing here in the United States. In recent weeks, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has submitted detailed comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative stressing top issues and approaches to address them.