72 Multilateral agreements, attached to Schedule 4 of the WTO agreement, apply only to members who have adopted them separately. It should be noted that there have been proposals to revise the “single package” approach to allow a group of WTO members to negotiate and subscribe to more advanced rules in some areas. It should be noted, however, that this “incidental agreement” approach is fundamentally different from the country-by-country rule, since the rules of an ancillary agreement generally apply to all members who accept the rules, whereas country regulation applies to only one particular member. 15 All texts of the WTO agreements are available under . – Views that were recorded between September 2016 and 8 December 2020 on the Cambridge core. This data is updated every 24 hours. 75 The MFN clauses of the WTO agreements generally require one member to treat all other members equally with respect to the points mentioned in the clauses. See the art of GATT.B. Since the WTO`s commitments are no longer those of China, they do not raise the question of how other members treat cochina under the MFN clauses. These include agreements with ASEAN, Hong Kong and Macao, Pakistan and Chile, as well as ongoing negotiations with the Gulf countries, New Zealand and Australia. See “Report of the People`s Republic of China,” 95, para.
77-82. 117 “This threat of WTO action against China if it does not lift restrictions on coking coal,” BNA, WTO reporter, 25 May 2004; “EC, China Reach agreement on continued Chinese shipments of Coking Coal to Europe,” BNA WTO Reporter, 2 June 2004. China`s decision to compromise was taken while it was awaiting an EU decision on China`s market economy status. 71 Under the GATT, each contracting party was required to apply Part II of the GATT agreement only to the extent that it did not contradict its national legislation at the time of its GATT membership. A country that joins the GATT could be subject to special conditions as part of its accession protocol. More importantly, a number of ancillary agreements negotiated under the GATT applied only to parties who chose to comply. 206 China`s behaviour in the WTO is also largely consistent with its behaviour at the United Nations and other international organizations, where it has been seen as a system leader rather than a system reformer. See Kim, Samuel, “China and the United Nations,” in Economy, Elizabeth – Oksenberg, Michel (eds.), China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects, (New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1999) Google Scholar [`China joins the World`], 42-89.