Handbook on China's Wto Accession and Its Impacts

Handbook on China's Wto Accession and Its Impacts

by Ching Hung-Yee
     
 

It has taken China 15 long years of tough negotiations to achieve accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). By becoming a full member of the WTO, China has in fact made three tiers of commitments. The first tier is the commitment to the objectives of the WTO, such as free trade, most-favoured nations, national treatment and transparency, as expounded in the… See more details below

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It has taken China 15 long years of tough negotiations to achieve accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). By becoming a full member of the WTO, China has in fact made three tiers of commitments. The first tier is the commitment to the objectives of the WTO, such as free trade, most-favoured nations, national treatment and transparency, as expounded in the various documents setting up the organization and its predecessor, the GATT. The second tier is the commitment to the set of rules governing trade for specific sectors, such as agricultural and textile goods, or information technology and telecommunications. This is set out in China's accession protocol. The third tier is the commitment to bilateral agreements which China signed with her major trading partners. Their support is mandatory before China can be admitted to the WTO and therefore she has to satisfy each of them through elaborate bilateral negotiations. This handbook highlights the important commitments that China has made to the international community and analyzes the potential impact of such commitments on China.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812380616
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
77.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Overview
Acknowledgements
Pt. IChina's Commitments on Accession to the WTO
Preface (Part I)3
Ch. 1China: Adapting to the WTO Trade Regime7
Ch. 2Commitments Made by China on Trade in Goods31
Ch. 3China's Commitments on Trade in Services97
Ch. 4China's Commitments in Trade-Related Intellectual Property Regime117
Ch. 5China and WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism153
Pt. IIImpacts of WTO Accession on China
Preface (Part II)165
Ch. 6Economic Impacts of WTO Membership167
Ch. 7Socio-political Impacts177
Ch. 8Agriculture199
Ch. 9Impact On China's Industrial Enterprises: A Snapshot207
Ch. 10Light Industries215
Ch. 11Heavy Industries227
Ch. 12Information Technology Products and Telecom Services245
Ch. 13Financial Services261
Ch. 14Distribution, Transportation & Logistics and Tourism281
Ch. 15The Professional Services and Summary of All Services Sectors299
Pt. IIIThe First U.S. Congressional Review of China's Commitments, October, 2002
Preface (Part III)329
Tables and Figures330
Bibliography345
App. 1List of Legal Texts: The WTO Agreements347
App. 2(a)Legal Instruments on China's Accession to the World Trade Organization351
App. 2(b)Protocol on the Accession of the People's Republic of China353
App. 3China's Schedule of Specific Commitments in Services365
Annex 1: To China's Services Schedule417
Annex 2: To China's Services Schedule423
Annex 3: To China's Services Schedule425
App. 4GATS Services Sectoral Classification and CPC Provisional Vision427
General Keywords Index437
China Laws Index442
WTO Rules Index443

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