WTO China Updates
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HKSAR Fully Supports Closer Economic Partnership with Mainland
All public consultation responses received by the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) government are in support of the implementation of Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) between the mainland and the HKSAR.
China Solicits Public Opinions on WTO Members' Trade Policies
China has begun to request public opinions concerning the examination of other World Trade Organization (WTO) members' trade policies, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) said here Monday.
China Calls on EU to Grant It Full Market Economy Status
China is strictly carrying out its commitments as a new member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and is calling on the European Union (EU) to grant it full market economy status in line with WTO rules.
War fear, Subsidies May Ruin WTO Talks
The threat of a US-Iraq war and sharp differences over farming subsidies are hampering the World Trade Organization (WTO) talks targeted for completion by the end of 2004, Malaysia warned yesterday.
Former HK Official Appointed as China's WTO Consultant
Chau Takhay, a former senior Hong Kong official, has been appointed as China's special consultant for WTO affairs, a spokesman for the Hong Kong government said Thursday.
China Begins Anti-dumping Investigation of Japanese, ROK Chemical
China began investigation Friday into the alleged dumping of a chemical product the country imported from Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) announced in Beijing.
WTO Gives Positive Evaluation of China's Achievements in IPRs
Members of the World Trade Organization have given a positive evaluation on China's implementation of undertakings concerning intellectual property rights (IPRs), the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation said Wednesday.
WTO Panel on EU Steel Counter-measures Established
A World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes panel was set up Monday at the request of the United States against the European Union (EU) over measures taken by Brussels to counter the effects of special US steel tariffs.
China Strictly Honors WTO Entry Commitments: Minister
China will strictly honor its commitments to open the market and create favorable conditions for foreign goods to enter China, said Chinese Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Shi Guangsheng Sunday.
WTO Members Seek Legal Par
Worried by the complexity of 30,000 pages of global trade laws, a group of developing countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) decided three years ago they needed help in standing up for themselves.
WTO Focuses on Sustainable Growth
WTO members last November launched new global trade talks dubbed the "Doha Development Agenda" which includes among its priorities the aim of achieving trade that respects the environment and sustainable development.
WTO Trade Chiefs to Meet in Australia
Australia will host a major meeting of trade ministers in November in a bid to push along the latest round of global trade negotiations, Trade Minister Mark Vaile announced yesterday.
China Reaffirms WTO Commitment to Global Business Community
China Monday sent out a strong message to the global business community that it will keep its commitments to the World Trade Organization by gradually opening related industries.
US Lawyer Urges Active Response
A law firm from the United States has urged Chinese companies to actively respond to anti-dumping charges.
WTO Panel on Horizon
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is meeting in Geneva today to discuss whether to set up a panel to examine the legality of United States steel tariffs following a Chinese complaint.
Investigation to Tell Industrial Damage of Steel Product Imports
The State Economic and Trade Commission (SETC) is scheduled to launch an industrial damage investigation on 11 kinds of imported steel products upon joint application from six big domestic iron and steel enterprises, according to sources from SETC.
China's WTO Entry to Bring Opportunites to Mexico: Moore
China's accession to the WTO is a good thing, said WTO Director-General Mike Moore in Mexico May 28.
WB President: Urgent to Improve Corporate Governance in Post-WTO China
President of the World Bank Group James Wolfensohn Sunday suggested that China improve the corporate governance of its enterprises, in order to attract more foreign investment and survive international competition following its WTO entry.
China Starts Anti-dumping Investigation over Toluene Diisocyanate
China will start an investigation into the dumping of toluene diisocyanate (TDI80/20) from the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
China Submits Suspending Concession List Against US Products to WTO
China has submitted to the World Trade Organization a list of suspending concession against US products targeted for import duties.
China Pays Close Attention to New US Farm Bill
China is paying close attention to the new Farm Bill signed by US President George W. Bush last week which will allow subsidies of up to 190 billion U.S. dollars to the country's farming sector, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation and the Ministry of Agriculture said Tuesday.
Free Trade Framework to Finish by Year-end
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aim to work out a framework for a free trade area before the end of the year.
Japan, China to Hold Talks on Farm Products
A panel set up by Japan and China will hold talks next week in Tokyo on import levels of three farm products, Kyodo News reported Wednesday.
China, India Team up to Study WTO Affairs
A cooperation memorandum has been signed Monday in Shanghai between the Shanghai Consultation Center for the World Trade Organization (SCCWTO) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
Authorities Warns of New Dump Charges against China
China has increasingly become a user and a target of anti-dumping measures following the country's entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the State Economic and Trade Commission said Sunday in Beijing.
Experts Propose Trade Liberalization, Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia
Economists attending the 2002 Northeast Asian Economic Forum have called on Northeast Asian countries to build up a new cooperation mechanism with trade liberalization and economic and technological cooperation as the core.
WTO Talks With Regional Banks on Development Agenda
World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Mike Moore opened an informal dialogue Friday with regional development banks on implementing the Doha Development Agenda.
Expert: China Unlikely to Be Exempted from US Steel Tariff
China is unlikely to be exempted from the controversial US tariffs on steel imports despite the pressure the Chinese Government has put on the Bush administration, according to industry experts.
Iron and Steel Companies Stay Defiant
Chinese steel companies have urged the government to take retaliatory measures against the reviving global trade protectionism in the industry triggered by controversial United States tariffs on their exports.
China, a Country Suffering Most From Anti-dumping Cases
China has become a country suffering the most from anti-dumping cases in world trade, an official with the State Economic and Trade Commission said on Monday.
Visiting US Secretary of Commerce Urges Trade Expansion
Leading a business delegation to Beijing for the 14th conference of the Sino-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, visiting US Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans on April 22 called on US and Chinese businesses to expand trade between the two countries.
EU Urged to Lift Ban on Seafood
The China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Association Monday urged the European Union to drop its January 30 ban on imports of Chinese seafood.
US-China Trade Relation Important: Van Andel
China's accession into the World Trade Organization (WTO) has injected new vigor into the development of the US-China relations, said Steve Van Andel, Chairman of the US Chamber of Commerce.
Fast Increase of Imported Steel Challenges Domestic Market
China imported 4.91 million tons of steel in the first quarter of this year, a rise of 17.5 percent over the same period of last year, sources revealed from the State Economic and Trade Commission.
Glassmaker Challenges US Anti-dumping Decision
Chinese auto glass maker Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co Ltd said Wednesday that it filed an appeal challenging the anti-dumping decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and expressed confidence it will win if treated fairly.
Top Official Plays Down Export Rise
China's vice-minister of foreign trade and economic co-operation has cautioned against optimism over China's exports this year despite a big jump in the first quarter.
China Implements WTO Promises Steadily
The Chinese government is making swift progress in implementing its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) since its accession at the beginning of 2002.
US Trade Representative Defends Steel Tariffs
US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick started a visit to China on Tuesday and made a speech to Chinese students to defend US trade policy.
MOFTEC: Swiss Conditionally Lift Ban on Chinese Poultry
The Swiss government has announced that it will reopen its market to Chinese poultry under certain conditions, an official of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation said Tuesday.
Foreign Trade Minister Urges Further Economic Cooperation with EU
China and the European Union (EU) should make joint efforts to safeguard free trade from trade protectionism moves, Chinese Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Shi Guangsheng said Wednesday.
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