what can we do about it?

  • China argues that after December 11, 2016, WTO members must grant Market Economy Status to China, which would negatively impact the way U.S. trade enforcement and remedy laws are implemented. 
  • WTO members, including the United States, who were using non-market economy procedures at the time of China’s entry in the WTO are free to make their own determinations before December of this year as to whether to grant China Market Economy Status.
  • The U.S. government can and should continue to apply its right to assess the non-market aspects of China’s economy that are relevant to any U.S. trade enforcement action.