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U.S. and China Sign Agreement to Launch New International Partner Network to Further U.S.-China Business Relations
BEIJING, CHINA U.S. Commerce Acting Under Secretary for International Trade Tim Hauser and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Chairman Wan Jifei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch a new U.S.-China International Partner Network in 14 major business centers across China on July 12, 2005. The MOU was signed during the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade annual meeting.
"The U.S.-China International Partner Network will foster new relationships between U.S. and Chinese small and medium-size companies in 14 key Chinese business centers, generating new opportunities for U.S. business in the China market and prosperity for both our great nations," said Hauser.
The wide-ranging cooperation established under the MOU immediately provides:
Chairman Wan indicated, "This agreement will help Chinese companies find American partners and consequently generate more concrete business cooperation of mutual benefit, which will strengthen the foundation of US-China business relations."
The new U.S.-China International Partner Network agreement establishes service centers in Dalian, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Harbin, Kunming, Nanjing/Jiangsu Province, Ningbo Qingdao, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an/Shaanxi Province and Zhuhai.
American companies interested in utilizing the expanded trade promotion
resources of the U.S.-China International Partner Network should contact
their nearest Commerce Department U.S. Export Assistance Center or call
1-800-USA-TRADE or visit www.buyusa.gov/china/en.
Chinese companies interested in learning more about this new Chinese-American
cooperation should contact CCPIT Beijing at (8610) 8129-5127 or visit
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