Implementation of the Forum on the U.S. side is led by the Department of Energy -- in conjunction with the Department of Commerce -- and China's effort is coordinated by its National Energy Administration.
Industry participation in the Forum includes a wide range of U.S. and Chinese companies. The Forum maintains a partnership format and consensus driven decision-making. No single member dominates or dictates decisions. For example, Forum agendas circulate among both governments and industry members until all parties accept a final version. Forums are scheduled after all parties agree to convene. On the U.S. side, industry participants have a general understanding to not advocate for specific company positions during forums.