China: International Trade and WTO Accession

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Thomas Rumbaugh

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Nicolas Blancher

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: March 2004

Abstract

China's increasing integration with the global economy has contributed to sustained growth in international trade. Its exports have become more diversified, and greater penetration of industrial country markets has been accompanied by a surge in China's imports from all regions--especially Asia, where China plays an increasingly central role in regional specialization. Tariff reforms have been implemented in China since the 1980s; and, with its recent WTO accession, China has committed itself to additional reforms that are far-reaching and challenging. Sustained implementation of these commitments would further deepen China's international integration and generate benefits for most partner countries.

Keywords: China, International Trade, WTO

JEL Classification: F13, F14, F15

Suggested Citation

Rumbaugh, Thomas and Blancher, Nicolas, China: International Trade and WTO Accession (March 2004). IMF Working Paper No. 04/36. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=878859

Thomas Rumbaugh (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20431
United States

Nicolas Blancher

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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