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Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China: 

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China: 

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China Overview of the Current Business Climate in China Investment climate How WTO accession fits into the investment climate Where we are nearly 5 years after WTO accession

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China: 

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China Tools for Addressing the Problem Engagement with the Chinese government Direct, on-the-ground Through USG channels The WTO “Means to an end” – Leveraging the rules Dispute settlement – When is it effective Congressional Action and Other Tools Currency issue CVD/AD

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China: 

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China New M&A Law China new M&A law, Sept. 8, 2006 More options for foreign companies’ acquisitions in China More restrictions and interventions by PRC government Impacts on foreign companies to access China market Strategies to obtain approvals

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Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China Pending new Antimonopoly Law (AML) New Antimonopoly Law draft approved by PRC State Council in June, 2006 Potential influence on foreign business in China

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Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China IPR and its protection in China China current IPR environment Practical proactive and preventive measures protecting your IP in China Enforcement strategies in China

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China: 

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China Developments In Government Procurement Software procurement Preference for “domestic” software Agreement to delay regulations Accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement Formal consultations by Dec. 2007 Impact of the GPA Obstacles to implementation

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China: 

Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China U.S. and Chinese Political Outlook U.S. economic nationalism Need for U.S. companies to broadly engage Impact of November elections on U.S.-China policy

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Government and Global Trade Practice Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP 1909 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 202.263.3003 For any questions regarding this presentation contact: Peter Scher – pscher@mayerbrown.com Jim Jochum – jjochum@mayerbrownrowe.com Andrew Shore – ashore@mayerbrownrowe.com Marguerite Trossevin – mtrossevin@mayerbrownrowe.com Wenzhao (Connie) Wang – cwang@mayerbrownrowe.com