Chicago Hosts China Trade Summit

This week the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade  (JCCT) will hold its annual summit in Chicago, bringing together government and business leaders from both countries to discuss cross-border commerce.

This is only the second time in 25 years that a US session of the annual summit will be held outside Washington, DC, reports The Chicago Tribune. We will be Tweeting and blogging from the Wednesday portion of the gathering, which includes an investment forum organized by World Business Chicago. Those events will take place in the same building as Baker & McKenzie’s Chicago office.

Expected attendees include US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, and various CEOS of global companies.

“For decades, China has been a key market for many of our clients in Chicago and around the world,” said Mike Morkin, a partner at Baker & McKenzie. “As trade and investment increases, US and Chinese companies will need their law firms to advise on a range of legal and business issues. We are honored to assist World Business Chicago in hosting a portion of this important business event.”

The JCCT is the primary forum for addressing bilateral trade and investment issues and promoting commercial opportunities between the United States and China.

Follow us for live-tweets from the event, and check the blog for full re-caps of the day.

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