Transitional Review Mechanism in Connection with Paragraph 18 of the Protocol on the Accession of the People's Republic of China (China) - Communication from Japan
World Trade Organization G/C/W/471 30 October 2003 (03-5786) Council for Trade in Goods Original: English TRANSITIONAL REVIEW MECHANISM IN CONNECTION WITH PARAGRAPH 18 OF THE PROTOCOL ON THE ACCESSION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Communication from Japan The following communication, dated 29 November 2003, has been received from the delegation of Japan. _______________ Japan welcomes China's efforts to carry out the commitments under the Protocol of its Accession into the WTO. We have the view that the Transitional Review Mechanism (TRM) will contribute to improved adherence by China to rules, discipline and commitments, if it is operated in a meaningful and productive manner. We therefore submit our comments well in advance of the Council for Trade in Goods session of 24 November 2003, in order for the Chinese authorities to reply and to submit the necessary information. 1. Export restrictions China imposes export restrictions