Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.
Last Published: 7/30/2019

Following China’s accession to the WTO in 2001, the Chinese government took significant steps to revise its laws and regulations in a manner consistent with WTO obligations and to strengthen its role in the global economy. Nevertheless, despite progress in many areas, significant barriers for U.S. companies still exist. The U.S. government has demanded that the Chinese government address these barriers and to vigorously enforce U.S. and international trade laws and obligations.

For more information on specific barriers, please see the U.S. government’s National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.

A report on China’s compliance with WTO rules since joining that organization is published by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and titled “2017 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance” (January 2018).


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