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Investing in the United States: A Reference for Chinese Investors


This four-part bilingual reference series explores key topics associated with the receptivity of the U.S. business environment to Chinese direct investment. Executives of globalizing Chinese companies can find practical information on the U.S. investment environment by referring to the following booklets:

Deloitte Image Is the U.S. Ready for FDI from China? Lessons from Japan's Experience in the 1980s
The U.S. environment for inbound foreign direct investment (FDI) from China today exhibits striking parallels with the environment for Japanese FDI in the 1980s. The motivations for Chinese FDI also are similar to those of Japanese firms during the boom in FDI from Japan in the 1980s. This booklet examines the experience of Japanese interests in the United States and seeks to draw lessons for China.
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Deloitte Image The U.S. Regulatory and Institutional Framework for FDI
This booklet addresses the regulatory and institutional framework governing FDI in the United States, with a particular focus on investment from China. As the regulatory framework varies greatly depending on the nature of the transaction, the booklet provides a thorough overview of the regulatory environment for mergers and acquistions as well as greenfield investments. It identifies areas of heightened risks for Chinese investors and discusses ways to enhance the likelihood of regulatory approval and minimize potential political risk. 
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Deloitte Image International Investment Law Protections
The third booklet in the series looks at the protections afforded by international legal instruments to Chinese investors in the United States, including the new bilateral investment treaty now being negotiated by the United States and China as well as multilateral instruments such as the General Agreement on Trade in Services and the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures. The booklet also covers limitations on those protections and common strategies for obtaining the benefits of U.S. investment treaties (NAFTA, for example) by sourcing investments through third countries ("treaty shopping").  Coming Soon!
Deloitte Image The Politics of the Chinese Investment in the U.S.
The fourth booklet in the series explores the political dynamics surrounding Chinese investment in the United States. It surveys the entire landscape of U.S. stakeholders – government, business, labor, think tanks, the media and the public, and provides insight into their preferences and relative power. The booklet also describes approaches that may help Chinese investors manage these complex relationships and lower  sensitivities toward their investment activities.  Coming Soon!

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