Chinese General Administration of Quality Suprvision, Inspection, and Quaraine Minister Zhi Shuping and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between China and United States at the Commerce Department, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. The MOU was a result of the 21st session of the U.S. - China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT). The JCCT resulted in an agreement with China for significant intellectual property rights enforcement initiatives, market opening, and revisions to its indigenous innovation policies that will help boost U.S. exports. (In background L to R Chinese Minister of Commerce Chen Deming, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, U.S. Trade Representative Ron KIrk, U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, and Foreign Agricultural Service employee Wade Shepherd). USDA photo 10di1573-8144.
May 3, 2014
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