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China's First Ten Years in WTO Dispute Settlement

China's First Ten Years in WTO Dispute Settlement I. INTRODUCTION It has been nearly ten years since China acceded to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 11, 2001. China has experienced 27 cases in all in Woo Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), among others, 7 cases as complainant and 20 cases as respondent. In addition, China participated as third party in 71 cases during the period under review.' China has to face increasing disputes in the future with its economic development and prevalence of trade protectionism in the current world. Therefore, as the ten year benchmark approaches of China's joining the WTO, perhaps now is a suitable time to look back upon China's experiences in disputes settlements.2 China formally applied for admission to the WTO predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), resuming its GATT negotiations on 11 July 1986. The GATT formed a Working Party in March 1987 to examine China's application and negotiate terms. For the next eight years, negotiations had been held under the auspices of the GATT Working Party. Following the formation of the WTO on 1 January 1995, a successor WTO Working Party took over the negotiations, and accordingly, China continued to start its WTO accession negotiations. WTO members http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World Investment and Trade Brill

China's First Ten Years in WTO Dispute Settlement

Journal of World Investment and Trade , Volume 12 (1): 16 – Jan 1, 2011

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1660-7112
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2211-9000
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10.1163/221190011X00111
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I. INTRODUCTION It has been nearly ten years since China acceded to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 11, 2001. China has experienced 27 cases in all in Woo Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), among others, 7 cases as complainant and 20 cases as respondent. In addition, China participated as third party in 71 cases during the period under review.' China has to face increasing disputes in the future with its economic development and prevalence of trade protectionism in the current world. Therefore, as the ten year benchmark approaches of China's joining the WTO, perhaps now is a suitable time to look back upon China's experiences in disputes settlements.2 China formally applied for admission to the WTO predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), resuming its GATT negotiations on 11 July 1986. The GATT formed a Working Party in March 1987 to examine China's application and negotiate terms. For the next eight years, negotiations had been held under the auspices of the GATT Working Party. Following the formation of the WTO on 1 January 1995, a successor WTO Working Party took over the negotiations, and accordingly, China continued to start its WTO accession negotiations. WTO members

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Published: Jan 1, 2011

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