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Summary of issues by theme Raised by Raised by China's response
United other WTO
On the basis of relevant information and
promises provided by the Netherlands, China
has revoked the restriction on some products
and conditionally lifted the import ban on dairy
products and casings. At the moment,
Chinese experts are studying the investigation
report on the residue control system of the
Netherlands and coming to a final appraisal on
the basis of the study. The administrative
decision by AQSIQ will be made as soon as
possible in line with the professional findings.
China's citation of Article 5.7 when EC - Writtenb
defending proportional response
Application of the principle of regionalization
Justification for non-application of EC - Writtenb China respects and follows the principle of
measures in line with Article 6 of the regionalization provided for in Article 6 of the
SPS Agreement (the application of the SPS Agreement and treats animal and plant
principle of regionalization) when China diseases on the basis of this principle. China
introduced a measure restricting imports encourages Members to submit applications
of porcine origin from France due to for regionalization in written form and provide
Classical Swine Fever; circumstance the necessary documents to prove their status
under which provisions related to as indicated in Article 6.3 of the SPS
principle of regionalization would be Agreement. China will make the decisions
applied. after evaluation and inspection tours to the
applicant's territory in a timely manner.
Source: GAO analysis of WTO documents.
Note: An additional document source is a committee report detailing verbal statements made during meeting: G/SPS/R/31; meeting dated 10/29/03-
aCommunication from U.S.: G/SPS/W/139; dated 10/3/03.
bCommunication from European Communities: G/SPS/W/137; dated 9/30/03.
cCommunication from Chinese Taipei: G/SPS/W/138; dated 10/1/03.
dCommunication from China (verbal statement): G/SPS/GEN/452; dated 10/29/03-10/30/03.
GAO-05-209R U.S.-China Trade
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