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Chinese Measures and Trade Concerns Discussed at the June 2021 TBT Committee Meeting

At the meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade held on June 2-4 and 9, 2021, a number of WTO Members raised “specific trade concerns” about particular Chinese measures, and China voiced its concerns with measures of other Members. The official minutes of that meeting are

At WTO General Council Meeting, U.S. and Other WTO Members Push for Taiwanese Chair of GPA Committee

As we reported last month, there has been some heated debate over the appointment of Ms Liang-Rong Lin of Taiwan -- or the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), as it is officially referred to at the WTO -- as the next Chair of the

China's Export Control Law Discussed in WTO Meeting

At the March 31 and April 1 meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Goods, for which minutes have just recently been circulated by the WTO, both the EU and Japan raised concerns about China's new export control law. To provide some background, Beijing started work on a comprehensive

At WTO Meeting, China Raises Concerns over Sweden's 5G Construction

At the March 31 and April 1 meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Goods, for which minutes have just recently been circulated by the WTO, China raised an issue related to "concerns over Sweden's measure prohibiting China's companies from participating in Sweden's 5G construction," under which Huawei and

Document: U.S. and China Discuss WTO Panel Ruling on Safeguards at DSB Meeting

At the September 27 DSB meeting, China and the United States discussed the U.S. - Photovoltaic Safeguards (DS562) panel report. The case involves Chinese claims against a 2018 U.S. safeguard measure on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products. The WTO panel rejected various claims that the U.S. safeguard measure

WTO Panel Established for Dispute between Japan and China over Steel Anti-Dumping Duties

A WTO panel was established on September 27 to hear a complaint brought by Japan over China's anti-dumping (AD) duties on stainless steel products. The panel has not been composed yet. This piece sets out some key claims made by Japan in its panel request, as well as some parts

China Agrees To Use Arbitration Appeal Mechanism in WTO Canola Seed Dispute With Canada

In a WTO complaint by Canada against Chinese restrictions on the importation of canola seed (DS589), China and Canada have agreed to procedures for using an alternative mechanism for a potential appeal in the case. This agreement ensures that any WTO panel report in the case will be enforceable through
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