Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday

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Trump, who is on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, said Friday that he planned to be in Washington on Monday "for a very important meeting'" and "we're going to have a pretty big press conference".

The president's trade action will be a long way from any punitive move against China, despite his and his advisors' open talk of Chinese "theft" and "stealing" of USA companies' intellectual property, which broadly includes technological innovations, film and other artistic products, industrial designs and military secrets.

The executive memorandum will also target trade-secret theft, which costs the US economy as much as $600 billion a year, the second administration official said.

U.S. President Donald Trump will direct the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on Monday to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, senior administration officials said Saturday.

Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday
Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday

Trump's order will initiate a two-stage process for confronting China over a variety of "laws, policies, practices or actions" that require American companies to transfer valuable technology or other proprietary information to get permission to do business in China.

If the investigation finds China is harming US companies, the Trump administration could respond by imposing tariffs, negotiating an agreement with China or other measures, the officials said.

A 2013 report by a commission co-chaired by Jon Huntsman, ambassador to China under President Barack Obama and Trump's nominee to be Russian envoy, pegged the losses from USA intellectual property theft at hundreds of billions of dollars annually that cost the USA economy millions of jobs. "Numerous concerns about IP-related antitrust enforcement have been focused on China", the FTC statement said.

He simply will initiate the latest investigation of intellectual property theft in a long line of them running back through past administrations.

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Sun said there were two kinds of Taiwanese products that could be hurt by possible trade sanctions, the most obvious being goods assembled in China before they are shipped to the U.S. Such an investigation easily could last a year. "What they may not know is that China is also forcing and coercing American companies that operate in China to turn over their technologies".

Lighthizer is well versed in Section 301 from his stint as deputy USTR in the Ronald Reagan administration, when it was more frequently used.

The officials said that matter, and the trade issue, are not linked. If an investigation begins, the USA government could seek remedies either through the World Trade Organization or outside of it.

They added the trade measure would be carried out under the rules of worldwide law and would not trigger greater conflict with China.

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There are "a wide variety of potential responses".

Any investigation that may be launched could take as long as a year to conclude, a third official said.

"An important question going forward will be whether USA companies and trade associations who have highlighted the problem will actually come forward and assist our government in the investigation", said Michael Wessel, a member of the U.S.

United States government negotiators agreed to these allowances because Chinese companies weren't competitive internationally at the time. "The time has come to say enough is enough - and this action is a vital first step in that effort". "China's forced technology transfer is highly institutionalised", the official said.

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U.S. and European companies have long complained of Chinese rules that force them to turn over their industrial secrets if they wish to do business in China. "The administration has been unable to make progress on these issues in dialogues with China, including as part of the Comprehensive Economic Dialogue", Wyden said previously.

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