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USTDA's program in China focuses on trade capacity building initiatives, technical assistance and pilot projects in key sectors.  The Agency's success is due in large part to its public-private cooperative programs, which provide a forum for stakeholders from both the U.S. and China to share technical, policy and commercial knowledge relevant to specific fields. By adapting to the evolving needs of China's market and coordinating closely with Chinese decision makers, these partnerships have enjoyed long-term success, providing continued bilateral trade opportunities. 

U.S. China Aviation Cooperation Program

The U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) was created by the United States and Chinese governments and U.S. industry partners in 2003 to promote collaboration. Working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the ACP designs programs that promote technical, policy and commercial cooperation.

The ACP also helps Chinese aviation experts develop and operate safe, efficient aviation infrastructure. USTDA partners with the ACP in several key areas, including training executive leaders, reducing flight delays, promoting general aviation, and improving the environmental footprint of the aviation sector.

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U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program

The U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) was established in 2009 to promote the development and commercialization of clean energy and energy efficiency solutions. USTDA has supported a number of projects under the ECP focused on developing technologies such as smart grid, natural gas, energy efficiency, fuel cells, and distributed energy combined heat and power.  

U.S.-China Healthcare Cooperation Program

In 2011, USTDA, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Commerce joined with China’s Ministries of Health and Commerce to create a public-private partnership focused on improving healthcare delivery. The U.S.-China Healthcare Cooperation Program (HCP) is a platform that connects private sector and government resources to promote health system development, cooperation and trade. USTDA partners with HCP member companies, as well as with U.S. universities and hospitals, to host executive training programs in the United States and workshops in China.

U.S.-China Agriculture & Food Partnership Program

The U.S.-China Agriculture & Food Partnership (AFP) is a public-private partnership that aims to enhance the bilateral agricultural relationship. USTDA supports workshops and reverse trade missions that connect business and government entities to enhance food safety, food security and sustainable agriculture.