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ACC Public Comments on China’s Compliance with its World Trade Organization (WTO) Commitments 

A stable, predictable U.S.-China trade relationship is critical to the success and competitiveness of U.S. chemical manufacturers. China’s chemical manufacturing sector is the largest in the world and projected to grow even further in the coming years.1 That growth will afford significant opportunities for U.S. chemical manufacturers to increase their exports of U.S.-made chemicals to China. However, for those increases to happen, full implementation of China’s WTO commitments is necessary, as the basis for reforms that allow more foreign competition.

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About the Author

Ed Brzytwa is the American Chemistry Council’s Director for International Trade. He leads ACC’s trade policy and advocacy work, with a strong focus on influencing U.S. trade negotiation and policy initiatives to strengthen the business of chemistry. Prior to ACC, Ed was a trade policy advocate in the technology sector and a trade negotiator in Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Department of Commerce. Ed obtained two Master’s degrees from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in Austria, where he was a Fulbright fellow, and from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and has a Bachelor’s degree in The Classics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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