Accession Number : ADA262303


Title :   Most-Favored-Nation Status for the People's Republic of China: a United States Policy Dilemma


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992,


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Numoto, John M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262303.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : Most-favored-nation (MFN) status significantly affects bilateral relations between the US and the People's Republic of China (PRC), especially because of its impact on trade. So, what is MFN? MFN is a status given to US trading partners that allows goods imported from these MFN countries to enjoy nondiscriminatory treatment--that is, freedom from prohibitive discriminatory tariffs that would greatly reduce trading opportunities. For the PRC, this means that goods exported to the US would get the same treatment as those of about 180 other countries that enjoy this status. MFN status, therefore, enhances a country's ability to export goods to the US.


Descriptors :   *EXPORTS , *INTERNATIONAL TRADE , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *CHINA , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , NATIONAL SECURITY , FOREIGN MILITARY SALES , IMPORTS , INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , IMPACT , COMMERCE


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE