USCIB worked with members to submit a statement last month on China’s compliance with its WTO commitments, in response to a federal register notice from the office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
The statement discusses the following cross-sectoral and sectoral issues:
Cross-sectoral: Certification, Licensing and Testing Barriers, Government Procurement, Intellectual Property Rights, Market Access, National Treatment and Non-Discrimination, Regulatory Environment, Standards, State-Owned Enterprises, Taxation
Sectoral: Agricultural Biotechnology, Audiovisual, Chemicals, Customs, Express Delivery Services (EDS), Software and Telecommunications (Services and Equipment).
USCIB’s China Committee will continue working on a more detailed response to USTR’s request and will be in contact with members to develop further sections, including an Annex which will address China transparency and regulatory notice and comment issues, as well as sections on chemicals, electronic payments and pharmaceuticals.
Staff contact: Justine Badimon