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

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Jan Wouters

KU Leuven - Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Matthieu Burnay

Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Date Written: December 1, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Wouters, Jan and Burnay, Matthieu, China and the European Union in the World Trade Organization: Living Apart Together? (December 1, 2011). Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Working Paper No. 76, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2020349 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2020349

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