A Sign of Eastern Promise?

However, an agreement announced Thursday by US trade representative Susan Schwab looks set to end the disputes brought against China by the US, Canada and the European Commission, and see China agree to play ball on a more level playing field.

The disputes, which the US and EC filed with the World Trade Organization in March (IMD, March 10), followed by Canada in June, stem from a change in the rules governing how overseas vendors distribute data to consumer firms in China that took place in 2006

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