April 2016 Trade Bulletin

Highlights of this Month’s Edition:

  • Bilateral trade: U.S. trade deficit with China down in February 2016 on weaker exports and imports.
  • Bilateral policy issues: Department of Commerce announces, then temporarily lifts, sanctions against Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE for violating U.S. export controls.
  • Policy trends in China’s economy: Chinese government floats new plans to eliminate mounting debt.
  • 13th Five-Year Plan: Chinese government’s blueprint for the country’s development in 2016–2020 outlines plans for continued economic rebalancing, accelerated urbanization, domestic industrial upgrading, and green development.