The United States and China signed a historic agreement on 15 November 1999, which would pave the way for China to join the World Trade Organization (WTO). While both sides sounded the agreement, it would have a profound impact in various sectors of the Chinese economy. This case is designed for a course in International Business MBA level. Highlights the major themes of economic development of the People’s Republic of China, and traces its 13-year effort to get the General Agreem … Read more »

The United States and China signed a historic agreement on 15 November 1999, which would pave the way for China to join the World Trade Organization (WTO). While both sides sounded the agreement, it would have a profound impact in various sectors of the Chinese economy. This case is designed for a course in International Business MBA level. Highlights the major themes of economic development of the People’s Republic of China, and traces its 13-year effort by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the WTO to join. Allows for an exploration of international trade relations, the relationship between international trade and domestic economy and the challenges of emerging and transition countries.
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Michael J. Enright,
Andrew Lee
Source: University of Hong Kong
31 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 2000. Prod #: HKU100-PDF-ENG
China and the Sino-US WTO Agreement HBR case solution