China’s Ministry of Finance Lowers Import Tariffs on a Variety of Agricultural Products

The Ministry of Finance announced on Friday [24 November 2017] cuts in import tariffs on some consumer products starting from December. The reduction of import tariffs will affect 187 tariff codes, including on food, health supplements, pharmaceuticals, garments and recreational products, and the average rate will drop to 7.7 percent from 17.3 percent, according to

China Displeased Over US Actions Against Hardwood Plywood Products

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Tuesday [14 November 2017] expressed strong discontent over a U.S. trade remedy ruling against hardwood plywood products imported from China. Describing the action and ruling as “unreasonable,” the MOC urged the United States to implement the consensus reached between leaders of the two countries and properly manage differences through

The USA Pushes Back on China’s Import Tariff Rate Quotas for Corn, Wheat, and Rice

The US government on Wednesday [14 December 2016] announced it was taking aim against illegal Chinese restrictions on imports of US grain, as well as price supports China provides for domestic farmers. In what it says is the 15th challenge against China, and the second involving agriculture this year, the US Trade Representative (USTR) said

Beijing Academic Responds to USA’s WTO Grain Subsidy Dispute

On Sept 13, the United States initiated WTO dispute proceedings against China, claiming that Beijing had provided support for farmers in excess of its commitment to the World Trade Organization. Among the crops in contention are wheat, Indica rice, Japonica rice, and corn…Full Article: ChinaDaily Sept 2016 Key Point According to the Dean of the

USA Files Trade Dispute with WTO over Chinese Grain Subsidies

The Obama administration has challenged China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over “excessive government support” for domestic grain production, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman announced Tuesday [13 September 2016]. The USTR’s office claimed that China’s “market price support” for rice, wheat, and corn in 2015 was estimated to be nearly 100 billion U.S.

The USA Appeals to the WTO for a Second Time to End China’s Anti-Dumping Duties on its Chicken Products

Washington is challenging China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over broiler chicken products, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Tuesday [10 May 2016]. The United States claimed that China failed to conduct a transparent re-investigation, nor properly calculated costs of production for a U.S. producer. In response, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday