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RDCY Research Paper No 45: WTO's A-Class Student——Assessment Report on China's Fulfillment of WTO Commitments

2018-08-30


Abstract


As early as 2011, the Chinese government issued a white paper to announce that its WTO commitments had been fully fulfilled. On June 28, 2018, China released the white paper of China and the World Trade Organization, elaborating its efforts in fulfilling WTO commitments. Presently, the United States remains controversial regarding China's effective fulfillment of its WTO commitments, especially in terms of technology transfer, subsidies and industrial policies, intellectual property rights, government procurement, state-owned enterprises, and market economy status, etc.. The reports submitted by the US Trade Representative (USTR) Office to the Congress on China's fulfillment of its WTO commitments in recent years all expressed dissatisfaction with China's fulfillment of its WTO commitments.


This report focuses on China's WTO commitments, directly tackles the doubts of the US, answers major concerns of all parties, and puts China that has been proved to be an A-class student of the WTO under the spotlight of the international community, to authentically demonstrate its successful proceeding with the "Final Test". The following are the highlights of this report:


1.Has China fulfilled its commitments? This report assesses China's degree of implementation of its commitments from three perspectives: in-house compliance review, review and supervision of the deliberation mechanism of the trade policy, supervision of dispute settlement mechanism (DSB) and “correction”.


2. What are the points of dispute for China's fulfillment of its commitments? This report analyzes the points of dispute regarding China's implementation of its WTO commitments from six areas - technology transfer, industrial policies, intellectual property rights, government procurement, state-owned enterprises, and market economy status.


3. How has China involved in the WTO in the past 17 years? This report sheds light on the 17 years of China's integration into the WTO from the perspectives of law, trade in goods, trade in services, intellectual property rights and transparency.


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Key Words: WTO   China   RDCY   report  

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