WTO China Updates
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WTO Fulfills the Chinese People's Dream of a Family Car
At the beginning of the new year, shortly after China joined the WTO, the prices of cars made in China plummeted on an unprecedented scale, from 6 percent to nearly 20 percent. The main reason for this is the high pressure the Chinese car market is expected to undergo after China's WTO entry.
Steel War Threatens to Spread
Chinese experts have called for the quick intervention of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to stop a possible new round of global steel trade protectionist measures.
China to Investigate Polyvinyl Chloride Imports
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) will launch on Friday an anti-dumping investigation into polyvinyl chloride imports from the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Taiwan Province.
China Concerned Over EU's Steel Safeguard Tariffs
The Chinese government is deeply concerned about the European Union's launching of temporary safeguard tariffs on steel products.
China Won 37.5% Anti-dumping Cases in Past Ten Years
After years' efforts, China has made great achievements on responding to anti-dumping prosecutions. In the past 10 years, China has won some 37.5 percent anti-dumping cases with the no-tariff or no-loss ends.
First WTO Complaint by China Filed
China Thursday applied to the World Trade Organization to arrange talks with the United States on US tariffs on steel imports, according to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation (MOFTEC). This is Chinaís first complaint as a WTO member since becoming a member of the world trade body last December.
Sino-Russian Trade Volume to Double in Two or Three Years: Chinese Premier
China and Russia will work together to boost their trade and economic co-operation in a bid to have bilateral trade volume doubled in two or three years, Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said here Friday.
CPPCC Member: "Mainland, Taiwan Can Cooperate in Agriculture after Joining WTO"
The mainland and Taiwan can cooperate in the farming sector after joining the World Trade Organization, according to a member of China's top advisory body.
China Opposes Abuse of Anti-dumping: Trade Minister
China is one of the major victims of anti-dumping in the world and it will use relevant WTO rules to protect its own interests, Shi Guangsheng, China's foreign trade minister, said here Tuesday.
China to Be Actively Involved in New Round of WTO Talks
Foreign Trade Minister Shi Guangsheng said Tuesday that China will be actively involved in the new round of negotiations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as a member of the global trade body.
China Retains Right to Sue US Over Increased Steel Tariff
Foreign Trade Minister Shi Guangsheng said Tuesday that China retains the right to go to the World Trade Organization to sue the United States over its decision to increase steel tariff.
China Starts Anti-Dumping Investigation Against Phthalic Anhydride
China will start an anti-dumping investigation against Phthalic Anhydride imported from India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
China Issues Quotas to Cut Steel and Coal Output
The State Economic and Trade Commission (SETC) has proposed a set of targets for the country's major industries in 2002.
Lysine Dumping Probe Still Under Way
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation (MOFTEC) officials have said the outcome of the lysine dumping case is still in the balance.
New Zealand Welcomes Chinese Wool Quota Regulations for 2002
New Zealand Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton issued a statement Monday in Wellinton, welcoming China's publication of the tariff quota regulations for wool imports in 2002.
Nation Initiates First Anti-dumping Case
China has decided to start an anti-dumping investigation into art paper imported from the Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States and Finland.
Moore Appreciates China's Role in WTO Negotiations
Mike Moore, the director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), said here on Saturday that he appreciated China's role in launching a new round of international trade negotiations.
Chinese Ambassador to WTO: 'We Have Homework to Do'
Interviewed by reporters at the Capital Airport on January 26 before leaving for Geneva, Sun Zhenyu, the first Chinese permanent representative, and ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the WTO, appointed by Chinese President Jiang Zemin, indicated: China is going to attend a new round of multilateral negotiation with an active attitude.
China, Japan Discuss Farm Trade Consultation Mechanism
China and Japan held talks on establishing a consultation mechanism for "orderly trade" in farm produce on Tuesday and Wednesday in Beijing, according to the Chinese foreign trade ministry.
First Counterplea Lodged against Export Barrier
A group of optical companies, such as Mingming has at present lodged a counterplea to the Turkey Government in opposition to its adoption of export barrier. This is the first one brought up by China after its WTO entry.
Taiwan Urged to Ease Mainland-trade Policy
A former senior mainland negotiator with Taiwan on Tuesday urged Taipei to further ease its stringent mainland-trade policy in a bid to strengthen cross-Straits economic ties following the island's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
China Expects Cooperation with US under WTO Framework: Li Peng
Top lawmaker Li Peng said Monday in Beijing that China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) means new opportunities for development of trade with the United States, and that China expects cooperation with the U.S. in greater scope and depth under the WTO framework.
China Welcomes Bush Announcement on Trade Status
China said Friday it welcomes the statement made by US President George W. Bush on Thursday that permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status is to be offered to China.
US Grants China
Permanent Trade Status
US President George W. Bush on Thursday offered permanent normal trade status to China, calling it "the final step in normalizing US-China relations." The move, which will go into effect January 1, was announced by Bush in Crawford, Texas, where he is spending the holidays.
WTO Must Consider The Poor
A senior Chinese trade official said on Wednesday that the World Trade Organization's new multilateral trade negotiations should take into consideration the economic reality and needs of developing countries.
WTO Increases Its Spending in 2002
Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved a 6.75 per cent increase in their annual budget on Wednesday as they prepared for the start of a round of trade liberalization negotiations.
China Sets Forth Position on New Round of Multilateral Negotiations
A senior Chinese trade official said in Geneva on Wednesday that the new multilateral negotiations should be taken into consideration given the economic reality and needs of developing countries.
Japanese Ministers to Leave for Beijing for Trade Talks
Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Takeo Hiranuma said Thursday he and Tsutomu Takebe, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, will leave for Beijing to resume talks on a bilateral trade dispute, Kyodo News reported.
China's WTO Entry to Boost Thailand's Rice Export: FAO
China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) is believed to give a major boost to Thailand's rice export in 2002, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Thursday in Bangkok.
Analysis: WTO to Bring Fair Play to China's Insurance Industry
With its entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), China's huge domestic market is opened up, and it would be a fair play with domestic life insurance companies against joint venture companies, according to Victor Apps, executive vice president and general manager for Asia of Manulife Financial .
China Joins WTO
China Tuesday became a formal member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the multilateral trade body's 143rd member. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) said China will play an active role in the world trade body.
Preparation for WTO Entry Well Under Way: Trade Minister
The preparatory work for China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) is going smoothly, said the Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Shi Guangsheng when he met with Pascal Lamy, trade commissioner of the European Union Tuesday.
WTO Entries to Propel Cross-Straits Trade
An official with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation (MOFTEC) said yesterday that the Chinese mainland and Taiwan's consecutive entries to the World Trade Organization (WTO) are expected to give a strong push to cross-Straits trade and economic co-operation.
WTO Departments Begin Work
The Department of World Trade Organization (WTO) Affairs and the Fair Trade Bureau of Import and Export began operation on Monday.
China, Japan Remain Trade Partners After China's WTO Entry
China remains a trade partner of Japan and poses no threat to it after China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), economists said.
WTO Entry Boosts Info Consultation Services
With China soon to become a full member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), an increasing number of international management consulting firms have swarmed into the country for business opportunities.
Civil Aviation to Open Part of Its Service Sectors
China's entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO) will not have a strong impact on China's civil aviation industry, because it will only open parts of its service sectors to foreign companies after China becomes an official member of the WTO, sources with the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) said on Monday.
Ordinary Chinese Receive WTO Calmly
Though it is commonly agreed in China that the nationís World Trade Organization (WTO) entry will benefit the country by accelerating its modernization drive, opinions vary among ordinary people about its impact on their lives. A survey conducted by Beijing Youth Daily in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou produced interesting results.
Agreement on New Round of Global Trade Talks within Reach
An agreement to launch a new round of global trade talks is within reach after more than five days of arduous bargaining, a trade official said early on Wednesday in Doha.
China Extends Thanks for Support of WTO Entry
Entering the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the result of China's unremitting efforts over the past 15 years, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhu Bangzao said Tuesday at a regular press conference.
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