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More Than Half Of China's Tariffs Under ITA Deal Subject To Long Staging

January 28, 2016 at 8:56 PM
China's final schedule of tariff commitments under the expanded Information Technology Agreement (ITA) reveals that more than half of the covered tariff lines on which China currently has duties will be subject to the two longest phaseout periods of five and seven years. The schedule, published by the World Trade Organization on Jan. 28, lists a total of 425 eight-digit tariff lines, although China already has a bound duty rate of zero for 159 of these lines. For the remaining...

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