CHINA: China to be formally admitted to the WTO today
China was due today [Monday] to be granted membership of the World Trade Organisation, following 15 years of often intense negotiations, although its cereal industry is to retain a significant level of tariff protection. After implementing all the promises it has made in the bilateral deals which paved the way for WTO membership; these include a pledge from China that it will not maintain or introduce any export subsidies on food products.
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