If a deal is to be reached, its enforcement is likely to be “painful”, experts said, given the lack of transparency of the Chinese economy, and Beijing’s history of not following through on previous pledges. Photo: AFP

‘Painful’ enforcement ahead for China if trade war deal is reached with US insisting on unilateral terms

  • China is said to favour a traditional trade arbitration system, in the style of those used at the World Trade Organisation
  • The US reportedly wants a unilateral snapback system, which would allow it to periodically review whether China is upholding its side of any deal
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If a deal is to be reached, its enforcement is likely to be “painful”, experts said, given the lack of transparency of the Chinese economy, and Beijing’s history of not following through on previous pledges. Photo: AFP
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