International Trade Regulation in China
By Zhang Xin
This book presents a comprehensive survey of Chinese legal and regulatory systems governing international trade following China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November 2001 and the coming into force of the revised PRC Foreign Trade Law in July 2004. It provides a systematic and in-depth analysis on the text of applicable Chinese laws and rules, with a particular focus on their practical application. It also critically explores whether international trade regulation in China complies with the WTO Agreement both in the text and in spirit and identifies areas where improvements by Chinese trade regulators would be desirable. The book starts with an analysis of basic issues of international trade regulation in China. Part II covers foreign trading rights, trade restrictions and prohibitions, licensing and quotas, customs regulation, health, safety and technical standards, and trade in technology. The focus is on possible abuses of trade regulations designed to be neutral but which have the effect of discriminating against goods of foreign origin. Part III then discusses trade protection and remedies available under PRC law, in the form of anti-dumping law, anti-subsidy law, safeguarding measures, and trade retaliation. Part IV explores new regulatory issues, including trade promotion, trade and competition, trade and IP rights protection, and resolution of trade disputes. International Trade Regulation in China combines academic research with detailed information and practical advice on the laws and policies of international trade regulation in China.
Publication Date: 4/30/2006