The announcement was made in response to a media question related to the 15th Trade Policy Review of the US earlier conducted by the World Trade Organization. During the review, China raised concerns about US practices such as large-scale discriminatory subsidies, unilateral imposition of high tariffs under Section 301, and abuse of export controls. The Chinese side also put 312 written questions to the US based on WTO rules, the ministry added.
Other WTO members, including the EU, Japan and Canada, have also raised concerns as part of the review on the systemic impact of relevant US policies on the multilateral trading system.
The trade policy review, which is one of the three main functions of the WTO, is an important platform for WTO members to exercise their rights and express their trade and economic interests.