U.S. – China Trade Relations 2018 - 2019

“Anxiety Within, Calamity Without”

How Your Company Can Navigate Through Uncertain Times

June 26, 2018       8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


“Anxiety Within, Calamity Without” is a timely workshop to provide you with up-to-date information and recommendations so your company can manage its way through the currently contentious U.S. – China trade relationship during the next 12 to 18 months.

This program is for:

  • Companies doing business in China
  • Companies not directly involved with China but whose industry or market is nonetheless affected by U.S. – China trade relations.

Topics Include:

1. How Did We Get Here? The Nature of the Current US – China Trade Dispute
This topic takes a lively look at how the current U.S. – China face-off has been simmering for some time now. To have an insightful understanding of the bi-lateral relationship in June, 2018 it is necessary to know how it emerged to what it has become today. It is not changing soon, so you will be equipped to business plan for the next 12 to 18 months.

2. Dueling Tariffs: Why American and Chinese Tariffs Have Nothing in Common and How You Can Work In Between The Differences
Both the U.S. and China say they are going to take tariff action against one another. Both sides have made up prospective target lists. However, the application of tariffs in the U.S. and China are completely different from each other materially and mechanically. Americans and Chinese will pay entirely different “prices”. This difference reflects fundamental differences in our respective economic systems. With this information you will be able to work up a tariff risk mitigation plan.

3. One Game, Two Sets of Rules, Two Outcomes: U.S. – China Trade Relations Will Never Be the Same
Under leaders Donald Trump and Xi Jinping the U.S. and China are retooling their economies. This section looks at how each leader’s plan will be affected by the current trade relationship and how its rigors will shape the outcome of each country’s intentions. These forces are pushing toward a new trade relationship that will not be the same as before. Stark differences are likely to co-exist along side more integrative features. You will be able to see where new business and industry priorities are emerging.

4. “Anxiety Within, Calamity Without”: A Practical Guide to Staying Centered
This section is a good, old-fashioned bullet-list point after point set of recommendations your company can use to reduce anxiety and manage calamity in the U.S. - China trade relationship. The value of this point-by-point listing will be enriched by the previous main topic areas covered earlier in the workshop.

5. Open Forum
An open session where attendees can bring up any topic on U.S. - China trade relations for discussion. Topics may range from geopolitical issues, to a variety of business questions, to American companies in China or Chinese companies in Illinois, to individual experiences. This is an opportunity to get direct answers to issues that will affect your business.

June 26, 2018       8:30 am - 4:00 pm       $350 (Lunch will be provided)


About the Presenter:

Michael Sacharski, Founder and Managing Director, Pacific Enterprise Capital International Mr. Sacharski’s career spans 30 years of living and working in China. He has work experiences across China’s development trajectory; from post-Cultural Revolution devastation to today’s global giant conducting sophisticated transactions around the world.

In 1984, Mr. Sacharski founded Multicom, Inc. to provide market entry services to American companies exporting to China. Later, he became Asia – Pacific director for Comstream Corporation (U.S.), a manufacturer of innovative satellite‐based communication systems. Mr. Sacharski subsequently became China chief representative for U.S. telecom giant GTE (now Verizon). He returned to his entrepreneurial roots when he founded Pacific Enterprise Capital, a provider of business development services and funding for Chinese high‐tech start‐up companies. Pacific Enterprise Capital was later reorganized as Pacific Enterprise Capital International to serve clients in Asia and the U.S.

Mr. Sacharski has also conducted business in Japan, the Republic of Korea, Southeast Asia, India and Pakistan. He has been a public speaker in Asia and the U.S. on topics ranging from challenging business issues to new technology applications. He is a founding board member of the United States Technology Office (USITO) in Beijing and frequently advises U.S. business leaders and government officials on China.

He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees respectively in political science (international relations) and international and comparative education from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.