Trade ministers will air their differences today (2 February) on the tricky issue of granting China market economy status starting in December, which Beijing considers to be ‘automatic’, following its admission to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Daniela Vincenti reports.
INTERVIEW: L. Alan Winters on China MES – “a coordinated view would look like the rest of the world is ganging up on China”
In an interview with Borderlex, L. Alan Winters asks if the unfolding crisis in the steel sector should be the overarching consideration for a forthcoming EU decision to grant China ‘market economy status’ in its antidumping policy this year. Winters also warns that if the West refuses to do so, there could be consequences for China’s commitment to …
Will the EU’s antidumping authorities be obliged to treat China as a market economy in late 2016? Laurent Ruessman thinks this is not the case.
INTERVIEW: Guy de Jonquières – China could launch WTO dispute if not granted ‘market economy’ status
We’re interviewing a few experts on the issue of China’s market economy status in the WTO. Our first expert is Guy de Jonquières, former Financial Times journalist specialised in China and trade policy, and now a writer and think tank analyst.
Let’s bring some facts and rational reasoning into the discussion about China’s market economy status. By Iana Dreyer.
In its communication on the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) Washington insists on the fact that the agreement is ‘enforceable’. ‘Enforceability’ involves a strong and trusted dispute settlement mechanism. If experience of previous trade agreements is to offer any guidance, enforceability of TPP cannot be taken for granted. The stakes are high for regional …
After calls for trade action at a EU Council meeting on 9 November 2015 dedicated to the crisis in the steel sector: can the EU ‘do’ something about steel imports? Brief initial comments by Iana Dreyer
Why the EU will not kick the China antidumping habit so quickly By Iana Dreyer.
The European Parliament has enacted legislation to put a 2009 seal product sale ban in compliance with World Trade Organization rules. Those rules in fact force the EU to be even more ‘moral’ than it intended to. In practice, the seal product ban raises new moral questions: but that’s beyond the remit of …
The EU Commission’s trade directorate’s way of handling trade defence cases is coming under increased scrutiny, as shown by a new EU Parliament report and a rising number of WTO dispute settlement cases. By Iana Dreyer.