Foreign Direct Investment in an “America First” Administration

January 11, 2019

Public affairs analysis and checklist for Chinese investors

The year 2017 will be filled with energy and uncertainty for Chinese entities looking to invest in the United States or acquire U.S. corporations. This is because of a number of factors, most notably the policies and rhetoric of the administration of President Donald J. Trump, who was elected based on a political campaign of economic nationalism and protectionist rhetoric. While the focus of this analysis is Chinese investment into the United States, cross-border issues and tensions around trade are also relevant to the overall climate.

In this white paper, APCO Worldwide provides its global public affairs insight and offers specific recommendations for Chinese entities who seek to expand in the United States – which by many measures remains the top destination for investors. Yet, even before Trump’s rise, APCO’s research found that 75 percent of Chinese executives believe entering the U.S. market is challenging.

Download the full white paper here or view it below via Scribd.

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