At a WTO meeting of the Council for Trade in Services on October 22, 2021, Japan and the U.S. put China's cybersecurity measures on the agenda. These two Members, along with Canada, Australia, and the EU, offered comments on the measures, expressing concern with the burdens they impose on foreign businesses through the domestic data storage and cross-border transfer provisions, and noting possible inconsistencies with WTO obligations. China responded briefly to these comments.

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