China’s WTO Accession: The Road to Implementation
NBR Special Report no. 3

China's WTO Accession
The Road to Implementation

by William B. Abnett and Robert B. Cassidy
November 1, 2002

China formally acceded to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 11, 2001, but fulfilling its many commitments to the organization will be a daunting task. What are the areas likely to pose compliance problems for China in the future and what are the steps that the United States and other member countries might use to ensure Beijing’s WTO compliance?