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Twenty-Second Annual U.S.-China Trade Conference

July 13 & 14 - Chicago, Illinois USA

Founded in 1993 in St. Louis by the late Prescott Sheldon Bush, Jr., United States of America-China Chamber of Commerce (USCCC) has evolved and grown into a well-recognized, bi-national membership organization with representation in major cities both in the U.S. and China.  With a membership of over 350 corporations and professionals, USCCC has broadened its reach through the additions of new members as well as participation of companies and professionals from various parts of the world.  USCCC also works with other organizations and government entities of other nations to promote trade and investment activities among the U.S., China, and other countries with an emphasis on emerging economies.  Today, it has over 350 members, of which 98% are U.S. corporations.  It has provided services to over 15,000 corporate executives and professionals, and its programs have been attended by over 10,000 participants.


Emergency Passport Processing Services Available

U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce is providing Express Courier Hand Carrier Passport Processing Service and that it has two (2) 3 day processing mailout slots available.  Please contact Mai Hoang at 312-953-8388 or for further information... [Read More]

Upcoming Events


Mar 29-30 | Singapore | Hybrid

Powering regional growth through technology,

talent and collaboration

This 5th edition of China Conference: Southeast Asia will be conducted in a hybrid format, bringing together government representatives, business leaders and regional spectators for a 2-day immersive and interactive dialogues around the many areas China and Southeast Asia are shaping the global agenda.


This year's edition sheds light on the traditional and digital economy development in the region and looks into the future of technology-powered world. Through the in-person networking occasions and closed-door roundtables, the audience is expected to conduct in-depth interaction with fellow business and government community members. The high-level keynote speeches and on-stage panel discussions offer insightful and forward-looking views, paving the way for a renewed regional dynamic in 2023 and beyond. 


Please find more information about the event agenda [Read More]


During 2020, USCCC has continued to host online events.  Videos for some of these events are available for viewing in our Events Gallery.  

USCCC in the News

As a well-known international NGO, U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce is considered a reliable news source and regularly provides interviews and comments for media outlets. We are working to collect past interviews and quotes so that we can add them to our index. If we missed one, please share the link. 

Supply Chain Execution by
Reuters Events

June 1-2, 2022

A live event to be hosted at the Marriott Marquis, Chicago, USA. [Read more]

Past Events

21st Annual US-China Trade Conference

May 12-13, 2022

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Trade Conference and Dinner. Sign up to get information as more details come out! [Read more]

22nd Annual U.S.-China Trade Conferece


Thursday & Friday, July 13 &14

The Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Program in Formation - Additional Information

Will Be Available Shortly

Please send us an email

to get update on the program

China Has Lifted the Suspension of Valid Visas That Were Issued Before March 2020

We have learned that China has lifted the suspension of all valid visas that were issued before March 2020 effective March 15, 2023, Beijing time.  If you are holding a valid visa, such as 10 year multiple entries, you will not be required to apply for a new visa to enter into China.  You can use your existing visa to travel.  If your visa is in your old expired passport, you can travel with both the old passport with the valid visa and a new valid passport.

Please see  Please note that I was unable to locate the link in English. 

US-China Chamber of Commerce continues to provide visa, passport, and document authentication processing services.  If you do not have a valid visa and need to travel to China soon, please contact our office as soon as possible. The process could be complex, and the lead time is long.  I can be reached at 312-368-9030 or

The above is for informational purpose only.  USCCC is not responsible for its accuracy or completeness.  Please consult your travel advisor regarding your travel plan.  While this is still a developing situation, travel requirements may change and becomes immediately effective without any advanced notice.  Please check with our office or the Chinese Embassy or Consulate if you have any questions.  Thank you.

Canton Fair - Live and Virtual in Session


China Import and Export Fair, also known as the “Canton Fair” and “China’s No. 1 Fair”, is being held both virtual and live this year.  The live event was opened on April 15 and is now in its Phase 3, which will be held from May 1 to 5 in Guangzhou.  The virtual event, which started on March 16, will continue for six months until September 16. 


This year marks the return of the in-person, live Canton Fair, and the first two phases logged record breaking number of exhibitors and attendees.  In addition, this year’s Canton Fair also introduces a platform for showcasing new products.  I strongly encourage you to join this exceptional event both in-person and online.  For registration, please use the following link: 


I will also attend phase 3 of the fair in person.  If anything that I can do for you during and after my trip to China, please let me know at or 312-368-9030.

For additional information, please click

Introduction of 133rd Canton Fair



Thank you.



“Growth Strategies in the New Era amid Global Uncertainties”


We cordially invite you to our 22nd Annual U.S.-China Trade Conference, which will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 13 and 14, 2023 in Chicago.  This timely gathering will feature over 20 business owners and executives, who will share their hands-on experience and insights in managing their businesses to stay competitive globally. 


Five years do not seem long; however, a lot of things have changed so structurally and fundamentally during such a short time.  The ongoing U.S.-China disagreement took a spiral downturn when the trade disputes started in July 2018, and the pandemics took a toll on the global health system and supply chain. This is further complicated with global conflicts, inflation, labor shortage, and aging population in certain countries.  However, COVID is no longer an emergency, and the world economy is on its way to recovery.  Dialogues among different countries have begun turning positive, and there is a concerted effort to fight inflation and address the aging population.  Changes bring opportunities.  Those who adapt to the changes will lead and prosper.  This annual conference will explore and address those issues that are essential in adjusting to the ever-changing environment.  We sincerely invite you to join us on this special occasion.




  • Inaugurated in 2000, this annual event is the longest running, most timely, objective, comprehensive, and forward-looking business conference that focuses solely on U.S.-China-Asia trade and investment.

  • A unique opportunity to meet, network, learn, share experience, make friends, and identify business and career opportunities.

  • Over 80% of participants are business owners, presidents, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and executives with P&L responsibilities.  Most of the participants are U.S. privately held manufacturers.

  • Most sessions will be panel discussions and will emphasize case studies. Speakers are primarily U.S. executives who work and live in the United States and other parts of the world. They are on the ground transacting cross-border business every day.


Please click here to download the Agenda and Registration Form. Please feel free to contact Mai Hoang at 312-368-9029 or or me directly at 312-368-9030 or with any questions that you might have.  We look forward to seeing you in July.


We thank you for your support, and please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you.


Siva Yam, CPA, CFA


U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce

19 South La Salle Street, Suite 601

Chicago, IL 60603

Tel: 312-368-9911 (Main); 312-368-9030 (Direct)

Fax: 312-368-9922

Email: sivayam




China Alert

Passengers bound for China must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests within 48 hours before boarding and may need to take more than one tests if they are making connecting flights.

Effective November 6, 2020 Pacific Time, all Chinese and foreign passengers bound for China will be required to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form before boarding the flight. [Read More]

Z (Work) Visa Application Might Have Been Resumed

Due to increasing cases of Covid-19 in the U.S., we have been informed that the application for Z (Work) Visa might have been suspended as such application will require in person finger print.

Entries of foreigners that are holding visas that were issued before March 26, 2020 (except for certain visas or residence permits). have been suspended.  Please contact our office to apply for Emergency Visa.


For those who want to get into China before the lift of the suspension, they will need to apply for a temporary emergency visa, which could be free of charge if you still have a valid visa.  The first step is to obtain an official invitation letter from the local Foreign Affairs Office in the city that you shall be visiting.  [Read More]

Insider Stories in Following the Protocol Going to China During the Pandemic

We have asked our members who recently traveled to China to share with us their experience to assist other travelers. [Read More]

Scam Alerts

If you have received a call from someone saying they are from the Chinese Consulate and need your information, be aware. [Read more]

If you are considering registering your websites domain in China, make sure you choose a reliable company to work with. [Read more]

USCCC Visa, Passport and Document Authentication Service

One stop document authentication and visa processing not only for China but also for other countries!




Five years ago, USCCC noticed that there was a structural change in the global trade and supply chain and that China’s economy must change (The Diplomat | How China’s Economy Must Change).  It began investigating Vietnam and other emerging countries to better assist U.S. companies in staying competitive in this global market. A sister organization, U.S.-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce ("USVNCC") was found.  A full-service office in Binh Duong, the emerging manufacturing center in Vietnam was established. One of its affiliates has signed a number of agreements with Becamex IDC (, the largest property development company and one of the largest conglomerates in Vietnam to develop a U.S.-Vietnam Industrial Park, an incubator for U.S. and Chinese companies entering Vietnam, and other projects.  USCCC and USVNCC have hosted a number of conferences and seminars, led several trade missions to Vietnam, and invited high level leaders from Vietnam to the U.S.  As the U.S.-China Trade War is escalating, with some of the largest and best network of companies and professionals, USCCC and USVNCC are re-allocating resources to aid both U.S. and Chinese companies to navigate the current situation to stay competitive.


The organizations will provide the business community especially small business and emerging products the following:


  • Identify investors including angel investors through its extensive network to proven new ideas and products

  • Find partners in Asia and the U.S. to make prototypes, co-develop new products, and manufacture small quantity to test the market through mass production

  • Provide logistics, import compliance and receviable support through its immense network


They also assist companies to mitigate the impacts of U.S.-China trade dispute by utilizing their enormous resources and contacts in the U.S., the Greater China Region, Southeast Asian countries, USCCC and USVNCC will offer the following:


•   Update regularly on the latest development of U.S.-China trade war and development in the emerging market

•    Organize seminars, events, and webinars to discuss the implications and possible solution

•    Develop a strong network to share information and identify deal flows

•    Assist companies in:


Import Substitution

Relocation of Manufacturing including Site Selection

Provide low cost, high efficiency in-country assistance in China, Vietnam, Philippines, and Thailand through introduction and direct access to some of the most important decision-makers and professionals and sharing of information that is relevant and factual

Make its Vietnam office available for entry into Vietnam without significant financial commitment

 Please contact Siva Yam, President, U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce directly at 312-368-9030 or or Mai Hoang, President, U.S.-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce at 312-368-9029 or


Canton Fair
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