On eliminating non-tariff barriers in a time of worldwide economic crisis: China's role

Sappideen, Razeen and He, Ling Ling (2010) On eliminating non-tariff barriers in a time of worldwide economic crisis: China's role. Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 7. pp. 32-52. ISSN 1449-0269


The global economic crisis has caused even champions of free trade such as the US to impose barriers to the entry of foreign goods and services. This obviously causes great harm to the world trade organisation (WTO) system and the benefits it holds out. This paper highlights the limits to combating non-tariff barriers (NTB) practices under the WTO system, and the changes to China's recent trade policies
and strategy relating to NTB practices which are generally supportive of the multilateral trading system. While China's intervention has been prompted no doubt by her own self interest, it nevertheless highlights the need for a champion(s) at all times to keep the hopes of the WTO
system alive.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 02:23
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: global financial crisis; WTO; China: tariffs
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180117 International Trade Law
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140210 International Economics and International Finance
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9103 International Trade > 910302 Trade Assistance and Protection
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26029

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