Reforming WTO Rules on State-Owned Enterprises

In the Context of SOEs Receiving Various Advantages

  • Yingying Wu

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About this book


This book argues that the trade-distorting effects of advantages associated with SOEs are more severe from an economic perspective, and the behavior of SOEs after receiving advantages is of more concern, compared to private-owned enterprises (POEs). The premise is that the existence of SOEs per se is not the essential problem; rather, the underlying problems are (i) the disproportionate granting of advantages to SOEs (compared to POEs) and (ii) the behavior of SOEs once they receive advantages.   
The book offers a systematic analysis focusing on the various advantages granted to SOEs and their subsequent behavior. Its detailed analysis reveals the inadequacy of current WTO rules and is complemented by a number of concrete proposals.


State-owned enterprises Financial contribution Monopolies Exclusive rights World trade organization State-controlled enterprises Unfair competition International trade rules

Authors and affiliations

  • Yingying Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of International LawChina University of Political Science and LawBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3560-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3561-7
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