WTO Panel to Review China’s Compliance on Farm Product Imports

The World Trade Organization this week established a dispute panel requested by China. The panel will determine whether China complied with an earlier WTO ruling regarding the administration of its tariff rate quotas. China submitted its second request for a dispute panel to determine whether it has complied with a 2019 ruling concerning its TRQs for certain agricultural products, including wheat, rice, and corn.

The United States does not agree that China has complied with the WTO ruling, and notes that there is a lack of transparency and fairness in China’s administration of TRQ measures. China claims that it has fully implemented the rulings and recommendations in the dispute. The U.S.  said it is willing to work with China to reach a resolution. Australia, Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Guatemala, India, Japan, the Russian Federation, Chinese Taipei, and the United Kingdom reserved their rights to participate as third parties in the proceedings.

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