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Summary of issues by theme Raised by Raised by China's response
United other WTO
Number of proposed foreign investment EC - Written
operations examined, pending
examination, rejected, and grounds for
rejection under the Interim Measures.
Architectural and urban planning services
Burdensome minimum capital and Japan -
number-of-engineers requirements for Writtenc
office registration felt by foreign service
Computer and related services
Enhanced transparency in the scope of Japan -
computer and related services so that Writtenc
service suppliers can be sure to what
regulations they are not subject.
Schedule to implement the phase-in Japan - China would implement its commitments in
commitment to permit wholly foreign- Writtenc accordance with the phase-in period set out in
owned subsidies for freight forwarding its Schedule. (Verbalg)
Justification for and plans for revising Japan - The purpose of the payment of 800,000 Yuan
the surety bond paid by a non vessel Writtenc as surety bond, as required by the
operating common carrier under the Regulations on International Maritime
Regulations on International Maritime Transportation, was to protect the lawful
Transportation. interests of cargo owners and to maintain the
normal order of the cargo transport market.
Demarcations of scope demarcations Japan - The regulatory system on non-vessel
and ministry in charge of Regulations on Writtenc operating common carriers (NVOCC) was to
International Maritime Transportation administrate those carriers which did not
and Regulations concerning Foreign physically operate vessels, but issued bills of
Investment in International Freight lading in their names. This system was
Forwarding Operation. regulated by the Ministry of Communication,
and that by issuing bills of lading and
collecting freights, NVOCCs bore the liabilities
of carriers. (Verbalg)
Reason for the increase in registered Chinese
capital requirement on foreign Taipei -
enterprises in the Notification on Issues Writtend
Relating to the Experimental
Establishment of Foreign-Invested
Reason for delay and schedule for Japan -
implementing revisions of laws including Written,c
"Foreign Trade Law of People's Verbalg
Republic of China" to grant trading
rights to companies with foreign minority
Schedule and procedure for Japan -
implementing the commitment to grant Writtenc
trading rights to companies with foreign
Accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping
Reason for experience, residency, and
fixed contact point requirements for
foreigner to practice as a Certified
Public Accountant (CPA) in China
Any accountant from any other WTO Member
who wished to apply for a license to practice
as a CPA in China had to have accumulated
at least two years' experience and must have
GAO-05-209R U.S.-China Trade
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United States. Government Accountability Office. U.S.-China Trade: Summary of 2003 World Trade Organization Transitional Review Mechanism for China, text, January 25, 2005; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301428/m1/77/: accessed May 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.