Given China’s own problems with solar panels and state subsidies, this is somewhat amusing. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have a good case. China filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization on Monday charging the European Union with violating rules governing subsidies to its solar-components industry, in the latest move in a global [...]
Some WTO critics wonder why the organization hasn’t yet fixed the U.S.-China trade imbalance. Wrong question.
Both sides claim victory as the political spin devolves into pure financial services fantasy.
There’s a lot going on here. Here are three different ways to approach this dispute.
It’s been 13 years since I first downplayed rumors of a pharma compulsory license in China. Today I’m not so sure.
Remind me never to get too involved in the technical legal aspects of a trade dispute. That’s not what trade policy is all about.
Services trade is a huge lost opportunity for the U.S., but should we blame nations with barriers or the multilateral system that allows them?
Is it time for the U.S. to abandon WTO disputes and fruitless negotiations and go forward with a more aggressive bilateral policy based on reciprocity?
Five years and one WTO dispute later, the U.S. and China finally come to terms on movie imports and distribution.
Because it gave up so much when it joined WTO, China should not feel obligated to follow all the rules now. So says a very troubling Op/Ed.
Was this a big loss for China, and does this mean that rare earths are next? Don’t get too excited — there is no clear answer.
Chinese exporters are basking in the news that they will no longer be subject to both anti-dumping and countervailing duties in the US. Famous last words.
The big concern is not that China and the West will spend the next ten years locked in WTO disputes, but rather that both sides will not agree on what free trade means.
In addition to regional security issues, the TPP might be a precedent-setting attempt of the U.S. to encircle China with tough intellectual property rights regimes.
Are China’s Internet policies acting as a trade barrier to foreign companies? The U.S. seems to be gathering information for a possible WTO dispute.
The U.S. and China have been battling over the chicken trade since Bird Flu broke out. The latest anti-dumping dispute is now going to the WTO.
If I write three more posts on this topic, I’ll have enough material for a book.
It’s easy to compile a list of problems with US-China trade. How about coming up with some realistic solutions?
Attending the Boao Forum, China’s Minister of Commerce, Chen Deming, talked about China’s plans for further opening up of certain sectors to foreign investment: “Before China further opens up some sectors, we hope to get in return equal opening-up within the WTO, and some developed countries in particular can open corresponding sectors[.]” You wouldn’t have heard [...]
While the US might have lost some of its moral authority to complain about similar Chinese programs, the panel report gives yet another boost to the WTO’s position against illegal state subsidies.