Description : Since its accession to the WTO, China had been enjoying a rapid growth in foreign trade, which has become the major driving force behind its surging economic development. However, the outbreak of the financial crisis at the end of 2008 left China with a fragile international market. Although there has been a gradual improvement in the international trading environment since 2010 following a steady recovery of the world economy, multiple challenges for the global economy still lie ahead with controlled trade protectionism becoming a trend. This book is the latest publication from the Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center and the first report on China''s trade performance. It analyses China''s foreign trade environment, the foreign trade index and the quarterly index, illuminating the reasons behind fluctuating foreign trade. The book provides advice for entrepreneurs working in fast-changing environments, and is an excellent guide to policymakers involved in China''s foreign trade.
Description : U.S. textile & apparel imports from China have more than doubled in value since China became a World Trade Organization (WTO) member. When joining the WTO, China agreed to a special textile safeguard mechanism applicable only to that country. This report: (1) describes the mechanism, (2) describes requests for safeguard action filed by U.S. producers & the results of these requests, & (3) evaluates U.S. agency procedures for transparency & accessibility. Includes recommendations. Charts & tables.
Description : Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) and Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) publications contain political, military, economic, environmental, and sociological news, commentary, and other information, as well as scientific and technical data and reports. All information has been obtained from foreign radio and television broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, books, and periodicals. Items generally are processed from the first or best available sources. It should not be inferred that they have been disseminated only in the medium, in the language, or to the area indicated. Items from foreign language sources are translated; those from English-language sources are transcribed. Except for excluding certain diacritics, FBIS renders personal names and place-names in accordance with the romanization systems approved for U.S. Government publications by the U.S Board of Geographic Names. This report deals with articles from China dealing with MOFERT and Trade Transparency: MOFERT Regulations on Foreign Trade and Investment.