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Nature and Status of WTO Accession Commitments: “WTO-Plus” Obligations and Their Relationship to Other Parts of the WTO Agreement

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This chapter sheds light on World Trade Organisation (WTO) accession commitments, an until recently under-researched and under-analysed area of WTO law, that has now become more apparent through certain WTO disputes. WTO accession commitments are of structural and scholarly interest, of constitutional importance and practical relevance. The "accession commitments" refers exclusively to commitments which an acceding WTO Member undertakes in addition to its acceptance of the obligations contained in the standard WTO Agreement. The WTO Agreement consists of multiple parts, which all belong to the single undertaking and formally one sole international agreement. China and other WTO Members had no intention of creating Chinese export duty commitments that are unqualified by exceptions. There has yet to be an example of a policy based on Article XX the pursuit of which requires the imposition of an export duty.

Keywords: accession commitments; Article XX; China; export duty; obligations; World Trade Organisation (WTO); WTO law



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