I. AGREEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
The U.S.-China WTO agreement covers all agricultural products, all industrial goods, and all service areas.
On U.S. priority industrial products, tariffs will fall to 7.1% with the majority of tariff cuts fully implemented by 2003. Tariffs will fall on a range of products including: wood, paper, chemicals, capital and medical equipment.
In information technology, tariffs on products such as computers, semiconductors, and all internet-related equipment, will fall from an average of 13.3% to 0% by 2005.
China will expand access for of bulk agriculture commodities, on products including corn, cotton, wheat, rice, barely, soybean oil.
China will eliminate export subsidies -- this is especially critical for U. S. cotton and rice producers.
China will for the first time ever permit private trade (trade between private parties) in agriculture.
The telecommunications, insurance, banking, securities, audio visual, and professional service sectors, to name a few, will all have expanded market access under the agreement.
II. RESOLUTION OF KEY UNRESOLVED ISSUES
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