Hong Kong Takes ‘Made in China’ Label Row with US to World Trade Organization



Denise Tsang and Kanis Leung | South China Morning Post

Hong Kong formally launched legal procedures at the World Trade Organization’s dispute-settlement unit on Friday against the United States requirement for city-produced exports to be labelled “Made in China”.

Confirming a Post report, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah said the lack of a substantive response from Washington to the Hong Kong government’s demands to withdraw the new regulation had forced officials to take the matter to the Geneva-headquartered institution.

It is the first time that Hong Kong has filed a complaint with the WTO directly against a fellow member since the city’s 1997 handover from Britain to China, according to Yau.

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