An Environmental Impact Assessment of China's WTO Accession: An Analysis of Six Sectors

By Various on October 15, 2004

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China's accession to the WTO has been the most important recent development in trade policy—for China and for the WTO as a whole. The impact on China's economy has been profound. The impact on the environment has also been significant.

This report by the Task Force on WTO and Environment of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development looks at six sectors where the environmental impacts are the most pronounced: agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, automobiles, energy and textiles.

These sectoral studies represent the most comprehensive assessment of the environmental consequences of trade liberalization policies undertaken by any country to date. The work of the Task Force on WTO and Environment is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

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IISD, 2004