China and the European Union in the World Trade Organization: Living Apart Together?
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Working Paper No. 76
25 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Date Written: December 1, 2011
This paper examines the interactions between China and the European Union within the World Trade Organization. In contexts where bilateral negotiations do not prove successful in tackling trade concerns, the WTO has become an important venue for the EU and China to discuss their trade disputes. Both have increasingly brought cases before the WTO’s Dispute Settlement System. The authors argue that mutual misperceptions prevent China and the EU from developing a constructive collaboration aimed at restructuring the WTO.
Keywords: European-Union, China, International Institutions, World Trade Organization
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