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WTO Fight over Taiwanese Nominee for Procurement Committee Chair Resolved

Veteran U.S. trade and procurement lawyer Jean Heilman Grier has reported that there has been a resolution to the disagreement over the appointment of a government official from Taiwan as the Chair of the WTO's Committee of Government Procurement.

WTO Subsidy Meeting Deals With Various China Issues

At a meeting of the WTO's Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures on Tuesday, a number of issues were raised by other Members about China's trade policies and practices, in particular relating to transparency; and China brought up concerns with certain U.S. measures, including the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

U.S. and Hong Kong/China Continue to Spar on WTO Origin Marking Dispute

At the WTO's DSB meeting last Friday, the U.S., Hong Kong, and China all offered comments on issues underlying the recent WTO panel report that found U.S. origin marking requirements related to products from Hong Kong to be in violation of WTO rules.

Chinese Associations Question the WTO-Consistency of Japan's New Export Controls

Multiple Chinese trade and industry associations expressed their opposition to new Japanese export control rules over the weekend, calling them "discriminatory" and a violation of WTO rules.

China Raises U.S. EV/Semiconductor Subsidies at WTO Meeting

At the November 2022 meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Goods, for which the minutes were recently circulated, several issues related to trade with China were raised for the first time (including U.S. subsidies on clean energy and semiconductors), and various other previously raised issues were brought

Panel Composed in EU's WTO Complaint against Chinese Trade Restrictions on Lithuania

A WTO panel has been composed to hear the EU's complaint that various Chinese trade restrictions imposed on Lithuania are in violation of WTO rules.

China and Japan Agree To Use MPIA for WTO Anti-Dumping Dispute

Today the WTO published a notification from Japan and China that they had agreed to use the Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA) in the event of any appeal in the China - Anti-Dumping Measures on Stainless Steel Products from Japan (DS601) dispute, which is currently pending before a WTO
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