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The international business community is forcing China to face new realities that come with its growing position on the global economic stage, experts said. This week, China was rebuffed by the World Trade Organization over domestic restrictions on books and movies the WTO said amounted to protectionist trade practices.
China said on Thursday that it might appeal a far-reaching World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling in a case brought by the United States against its trade practices.
The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday China was in violation of its trade policies by placing restrictions on foreign entertainment. The restrictions, such as a limitation on how many foreign films can be shown, help control the influence of foreigners in China, but also give the domestic film industry a decided advantage, The New York Times reported. The United States filed a complaint on the issue in April 2007.
Germany announced that a French notion to charge "carbon tariffs" on items from countries that will not reduce greenhouse gases is a form of "eco-imperialism," and an obvious breach of WTO rules.
WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The major producers of commercial OEM tube in the United States today noted that imports of this copper product from China have been entering the United States in large volumes that appear to reflect dumping as well as Chinese governmental subsidization.
An agreement was reached and signed on Wednesday by the European Union and Canada, ending a dispute over genetically modified crops that Canada had taken to the World Trade Organization.
China has been outspoken in its concern over possible carbon tariffs being imposed on exports, stating that the move would represent a breach of guidelines put in place by the World Trade Organization.
Prominent US trade executives announced they have submitted a request to the Chinese government pushing for the relinquishment of a new rule demanding all computers be installed with Internet filtering software.
China, responding to a U.S.-EU complaint about its export restrictions, says its policy is consistent with World Trade Organization rules. The United States and the European Union have complained to the WTO that China's limits on exporting some of its raw materials are unfair. China's Xinhua news agency quoted an unnamed Commerce Ministry official as saying the export restrictions on commodities such as bauxite, coke, magnesium, zinc and silicon metal are designed to protect the environment...
China's export quotas, taxes are illegal trade barriers that hurt U.S.
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