Developed countries are afraid of an alliance between powerful and important emerging countries and have tried to water down the growing importance of the BRICS so as not to threaten their own domination. Since World War II, developed countries have for decades formulated the rules of international financial institutions and trade negotiations between developed and developing countries. They were the architects of the existing world order in which their voice became established. In terms of trade and finance, the North has attempted to subdue the World South and China and India have waged a common wto fight against the inclination of global trade rules in favour of developed countries, which undermine developing countries` exports. 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. 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,“ see 95, para. China cannot be wrong in claiming that the DL restrictions are contrary to WTO rules, a Delhi trade expert told BusinessLine.
„The principle of non-discrimination in the GATT (general agreement on tariffs and trade) provides that a member does not discriminate between similar products of different trading partners. Moreover, India cannot invoke the „security exception clause“ to justify the restrictions, as it has made it clear that the measures should control hostile acquisitions and not for security reasons,“ the expert said. Views recorded on Cambridge Core between September 2016 and December 8, 2020. This data is updated every 24 hours. 15 All the texts of the WTO agreements are available under the 76 Textile and Clothing Industry in China in the 1990s through major structural reform. As a result, many state-owned enterprises went bankrupt and the sector was more privatized than many other sectors. In 2005, the sector was 87% privately owned and 13% by the state. See „MOFCOM: Chinese Textile and Clothing Industry in the Era of Liberalisation,“ available from .
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.