25 March 2005 21:03 [Source: ICIS news]
WASHINGTON (CNI)--The US-China Commission (USCC) urged the Bush administration Friday to file multiple complaints against ?xml:namespace>
The USCC, a
In a broad series of recommendations sent to Congress today, the USCC cited testimony of witnesses that appeared at the commission’s 3-4 February public hearing, arguing that “
The Bush administration, said the USCC statement, “has not effectively utilized available
US chemical companies are among those who have complained to the USCC and the Bush White House about Chinese trade practices and what many consider wholly inadequate IPR protections in
USCC chairman Richard D’Amato said in a statement: “It has become increasingly clear that
The USCC recommends that Congress press the White House to file one WTO complaint against
The commission also recommended to Congress that the US Trade Representative (USTR) “immediately file one or more WTO disputes pertaining to
The commission also complained of “China’s system of government subsidies for manufacturing, including tax incentives, preferential access to credit and capital from financial institutions owned or influenced by the state, subsidized utilities and investment conditions requiring technology transfers,” all of which may also be actionable before the WTO, according to the USCC.
The USCC was chartered by Congress in 2000 to monitor and investigate the national security implications of the US-China trade relationship and to make recommendations to Congress for legislative or regulatory action.
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