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.
According to WTO rules, such examinations improve the transparency of its members' trade policies, as well as ensure the strict implementation of their WTO obligations.
In line with understandings reached by WTO members in 1996 and common practice, the greater impact a member possesses on world trade, the more frequent it receives trade policy examination from other members.
MOFTEC said in a press release that China has successfully taken part in such examinations over the trade policies of India and Australia.
Relevant information and final examination results are available on the Internet at www.chinawto.gov.cn.
(Xinhua News Agency October 22, 2002)