The focus of this Report is on China's progress in implementing its WTO commitments. In that sense, U.S. business success in China is not necessarily a demonstration of WTO implementation progress, nor does it necessarily signal that expectations are being fully met. Rather, China's WTO implementation progress must be measured by the degree to which China has begun to institutionalize market mechanisms and to make its trade regime more predictable and transparent. By that score, the shortcomings in China's WTO implementation are noteworthy. Unlike last year, China's uneven and incomplete WTO compliance record can no longer be attributed to start-up problems. This year's report details China's WTO compliance efforts regarding the entire range of accession commitments made by China. The major areas of concern for the US are agriculture, intellectual property rights, services, value added tax policies, transparency, and trading rights and distribution services.
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