American Machinist

Selling to China. (Government Matters).

U.S. MANUFACTURERS, KNOW how critical access to the China market is and that it is likely to be even more important in coming years. With an economy growing at more than 8%/yr and a population of more than 1.3 billion, China dwarfs the rest of the world in current and potential market. Indeed, last year China passed the U.S. in consumption of machine tools, and the growth trend lines continue to go in opposite directions.

With this in mind, one would think that the U.S. government would want to enhance access to the China market. Instead, the opposite seems to be current policy. U.S. export-control policy creates one impediment after another, in the process creating a climate of doubt and uncertainty in the minds of potential Chinese customers. …

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