FTI Consulting represents the business and political interests of Hong Kong Trade Development Council via a one-year contract valued in the $450K range.
“Lobbying targets” include members of Congress and the Obama Administration who have a bearing on US/China trade relations in policy areas including environmental protection, labor and human rights, taxes, anti-dumping, public health, cap and trade regimes and food safety, according to the contract.
Former Alabama Congressman Bud Cramer works the business. He’s one-time chairman of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Assocs. and co-founder of the Blue Dog Coalition of conservative Democrats.
In the event Cramer cuts ties with the firm, FTI must notify the Chinese for a review of the business, which could result in termination of the contract.