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The American One Belt One Road Working Group (AOWG)

China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative promises over $1 trillion in infrastructure investments spanning more than 60 countries. OBOR will likely offer many opportunities for U.S. companies, particularly with respect to infrastructure projects in China and third countries. However, many observers have raised questions with respect to procurement and bidding processes, transparency, and Chinese technical standards that could potentially limit the participation in these projects by American companies. OBOR projects are not pure commercial endeavors; OBOR is a signature foreign policy initiative for China, and various Chinese government agencies and state-owned enterprises will play crucial roles in each project stage. Therefore, the U.S. Commercial Service in China (CS China) is uniquely positioned to leverage its relationship with China’s key economic agencies to ensure that American companies have an opportunity to compete for OBOR projects on fair terms.

CS China has created the American One Belt One Road Working Group (AOWG) to provide a forum for U.S. exporters in which to introduce their products and services to key Chinese OBOR-related institutions.  The AOWG is targeted to U.S. exporters with a demonstrated clear and relevant interest in infrastructure development projects wishing to access Chinese engineering, construction, financial and government organizations involved with OBOR projects in third-country markets. The AOWG is also designed to benefit member companies by facilitating networking and sharing of general public information on OBOR project opportunities, through regular AOWG meetings and meeting facilitation with key Chinese public- and private-sector OBOR stakeholders.  Additionally, the AOWG seeks to broaden and increase transparency in OBOR projects and bidding processes and provide a forum in which to share U.S. and international best practices and technical standards that could benefit OBOR projects in third countries.  (Note: AOWG information gathered from public sources and/or OBOR-related meetings will be made available to any U.S. exporter upon request). American Companies Interested in joining the AOWG should click HERE for more information. 

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