China tossing weight around at WTO

Laws, Forrest
December 2004
Southeast Farm Press;12/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 28, p29
Trade Publication
The article reports that Chinese trade officials have begun flexing their government's economic muscle in advance of the January 1, 2005, expiration of worldwide textile quotas, according to reports from the World Trade Organization (WTO). In recent days, Chinese representatives reportedly tried to sidetrack an attempt by developing countries to persuade the WTO's Council on Trade Goods to put the textile quota phase-out on its agenda. Most analysts expect China's textile exports to the United States and Europe to increase even more dramatically with the end of quotas.


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