China - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers
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To achieve accession to the WTO in 2001, the PRC government took steps to revise its laws and regulations in a manner consistent with WTO obligations. Nevertheless, despite progress in some areas, significant barriers for U.S. companies still exist. The U.S. government has demanded that the Chinese government address these barriers and vigorously enforced U.S. and international trade laws and obligations.

For more information on specific barriers, please see the U.S. Trade Representative’s 2022 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.

A report on China’s compliance with WTO rules since joining that organization is published by the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Please refer to USTR’s 2021 Annual Report on China’s WTO Compliance for more details.