World Trade Organization: Status of China's Trade Commitments to the United States and Other Members: NSIAD-00-142

May 2000
GAO Reports;5/16/2000, p1
Government Document
The United States and China concluded a bilateral trade agreement in November 1999 on issues related to China's joining the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Administration has asked Congress to pass legislation that would allow the President to grant China permanent normal trade relations status. This report updates GAO's past work on the status of China's membership negotiations, including parts of GAO's earlier analysis that were recently declassified by the U.S. Trade Representative. GAO discusses (1) the results of the November 1999 bilateral Agreement on Market Access between China and the United States and (2) the status of China's ongoing multilateral negotiations in WTO.


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