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USTR Releases Annual Report on China's WTO Compliance

February 24, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative today released its 2022 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance, which details the Biden Administration’s assessment of China’s membership in the World Trade Organization.
 
“More than 20 years after it acceded to the World Trade Organization, China still embraces a state-led economic and trade approach that runs counter to the open, market-oriented principles endorsed by all members of the organization,” said Ambassador Katherine Tai. “China’s approach makes it an outlier and continues to cause serious harm to workers and businesses in the United States and around the world.  This report details the scale of China’s non-market policies and practices and is a reminder that the international trading system must continue to work together to defend our shared interests against these harmful actions.”
 
Over the last two years, the Biden Administration has pursued a multi-faceted strategy that accounts for the current realities in the U.S.-China trade relationship and the many challenges that China poses for the United States and other trading partners, both now and in the future.  Under President Biden’s leadership, the United States has invested in the industries of today and tomorrow, including through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act.  The United States has pursued direct engagement with China, where appropriate.  At the same time, President Biden continues to build a coalition of allies and partners to address the unique problems posed by China and its non-market economic policies and practices.
 
The 2022 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance is the 21st report prepared pursuant to section 421 of the U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-286), 22 U.S.C. § 6951 (the Act), which requires the United States Trade Representative to report annually to Congress on compliance by the People’s Republic of China with commitments made in connection with its accession to the World Trade Organization, including both multilateral commitments and any bilateral commitments made to the United States.  The report covers calendar year 2022.  It also incorporates the findings of the Overseas Compliance Program, as required by section 413(b)(2) of the Act, 22 U.S.C. § 6943(b)(2).
 
Resource: 2022 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance
 

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