The contingent trade protection is one of the legitimate trade instruments under the WTO. In this regime, EU is one of the most frequent users with imports from China as the biggest target. The bilateral trade relations in this area become highly controversial due to the additional commitments China made upon its WTO accession. The thesis investigates this significant dimension of the bilateral trade relations through specific case studies in the sector of textiles and clothing and in terms of China’s additional WTO commitments seeking a competent and effective paradigm for the transitional contingent system in the future
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