Mr. Kress provided an overview of USTDA's programs and how the agency supports commercial deals in China that open the Chinese market to increased exports of U.S.-manufactured goods and services. USTDA is active in a variety of sectors in China, particularly transportation, energy, healthcare and the environment. The agency's program is driven by U.S. industry interest in specific sectors that can best position U.S. goods and services and welcomes U.S. company-driven proposals and suggestions for projects and events.
The agency (USTDA) supports commercial deals in China that open the Chinese market to increased exports of U.S.-manufactured goods and services...
USTDA promotes programs for leveraging industry innovation and resources through special “cooperation programs” in key industries. U.S. exporters can benefit from programs on business issues and join the Cooperation Programs to increase China business. These include:
As an example, here is a summary of the U.S.-China Healthcare Cooperation Program:
Now in its fifth year, the HCP member companies have documented U.S. exports totaling over $257 million. A key part of this program is an executive leadership training programs that brought 76 senior Chinese healthcare leaders to the U.S. for training on healthcare technologies and management. The 2013 Senior Healthcare Leadership Training Program also led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between China's Health Human Resources Development Center and the University of Kansas (KU), which hosted part of the 2013 training.
Building on these successes, in 2015 USTDA hosted 25 delegates at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and hospitals and healthcare organizations in Chicago, Illinois.
Since 2001, USTDA has funded over 140 technical assistance and pilot projects, and 45 reverse trade missions for Chinese public and private sector officials. Information about USTDA's program in China is available here. These programs are a win-win for both U.S. exporter and the Chinese buyers.
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