China’s and the WTO: Unfinished Business

China’s tortuous road toward membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) is winding toward its end. Before China joins, however, the final terms on which it enters the WTO must be negotiated with a group of WTO members acting on behalf of the organization and expressed in a formal agreement, the Protocol of Accession. Big legal issues that have been put to the side must now be tackled.