U.S.-China High Technology Working Group to Hold Public-Private Sector Dialogue on September 29, 2009
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced today that the next session of the U.S.-China High Technology Working Group (HTWG), which will be held in Washington, DC at the end of September 2009 will include a public-private dialogue on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 (the day before Update 2009 begins) in cooperation with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Participants in the public-private HTWG event will focus on identifying barriers to U.S.-China high technology trade, particularly in two of the largest categories of bilateral advanced technology trade: civil aviation-aerospace and information technology. The principal goals of this dialogue are to offer an opportunity for U.S. and Chinese companies to interact with each other and with government officials directly on these issues, and to learn from individual U.S. and Chinese companies about the ways in which the two governments can further support high technology trade for civilian end-uses in China.
The HTWG, which was established in 2005, meets twice a year to discuss ways to facilitate secure, civilian high technology trade between the U.S. and China.