AmCham South China Delegation to Boost US-China Economic and Trade Cooperation at its Sixteenth CIFIT in Xiamen


XIAMEN, CHINA – September 7, 2018 – The award-winning American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) delegation, led by the Chamber’s President Dr. Harley Seyedin, arrived in Xiamen yesterday to attend the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT). The group with more than 100 delegates in its sixteenth year, is comprised of over 50 senior leaders, including executives from NU SKIN, P&G, Mars Wrigley, and Citibank. Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China have inked more than two billion U.S. dollars on the average in each of the past 15 years at CIFIT.


At this three-day event, AmCham South China’s CIFIT delegation will co-host a China-US Investment Forum on the Health and Food Industry in cooperation with MOFCOM CIPA, meet with government leaders from provinces including Hebei, Hainan, Jiangxi, and Ningxia, and explore business opportunities and other opportunities for cooperation. The delegation will also visit major investment projects in Jinjiang City in Fujian Province.


“CIFIT represents the largest and best platforms for investment and trade in the world. Our Chamber and members have returned here for consecutive 16 years. We owe the success of our delegation every year to the excellent organization and the high quality of arrangement and service provided by the CIFIT Organizing Committee. I want to offer my congratulations to MOFCOM, Xiamen and Fujian leaders, and the CIFIT Organizing Committee for undertaking and delivering the high level of professional excellence that keeps drawing us back to the beautiful city of Xiamen every year,” Seyedin said.


The delegation held an open discussion on the influence brought by the recent US-China trade frictions. Seyedin stressed that AmCham South China supports Washington and Beijing’s ongoing efforts to deal with the bilateral trade practices and policies through continuous dialogues and negotiations. He called on U.S. companies operating in China to play an active role in developing U.S.-China trade relationship.



About The American Chamber of Commerce in South China

The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating bilateral trade between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Certified in 1995 by its parent organization, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., AmCham South China represents more than 2,300 corporate and individual members, is governed by a fully-independent Board of Governors elected from its membership, and provides dynamic, on-the-ground support for American and International companies doing business in South China. In 2017, AmCham South China hosted nearly 10,000 business executives, government leaders and journalists from around the world at its briefings, seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings.