news agency, July 16 Beijing Xinhua (reporter Shiyan) for the World Trade Organization issued 16 evening of electronic payment Chinese America v. the WTO dispute case of the expert group report, the Ministry of Commerce spokesman China immediately issued a statement pointed out that part of the ruling Chinese support group of experts.
, September 15, 2010, the United States WTO filed a dispute settlement mechanism of the request for consultations, Chinese charges and electronic payment services related measures in violation of the Chinese specific commitments in the "general agreement on trade in services".
in the trial process lasted more than a year, Chinese to the group of experts to fully clarify the position on the Chinese on commitments in financial services range, and detailed to the group of experts to introduce the China bank card system, history, and bankcard networking related measures.
: China believes that the nature of bank card electronic payment service is clearing and settlement services, China this service did not make a promise; China made only through commercial presence service mode, service mode has made cross-border payment commitments, and the service provider shall comply with the Chinese concession list permits Ming requirements; Chinese relevant measures in order to achieve the purpose of general national network of bank card, the cardholder convenience and promote the development of bank card industry.
July 16, 2012, WTO dispute settlement body officially released the expert group report, according to the relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Commerce, the report results better than expected".
"group of experts in 13 point support Chinese v. views on 11 point support v. the views of the United states." In an interview with reporters, Li Chenggang, Secretary General of the Ministry of Commerce introduced.
specifically, the expert group rejected the U.S. allegations about UnionPay market position, identify the measures did not prohibit foreign service providers to enter the market Chinese; rejected the United States about foreign service providers can provide the electronic payment service by way of cross-border claims; that foreign service providers to set up business in China must satisfy China Service trade concessions for the establishment the requirements of table.
Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen Danyang said in a statement on this point, the Chinese side of the panel’s ruling welcomed. But he also pointed out that the expert group identified the electronic payment service belongs to China to join WTO pledged to open "all payment and remittance service", China has expressed reservations.
Shen Danyang said that the Chinese side will seriously assess the report of the panel, and in accordance with the WTO dispute settlement procedures to do the follow-up work properly.
has rejected a number of complaints from the United States, including the United States on China UnionPay in the electronic payment market monopoly of the complaint.
also reported that WTO ruled that China UnionPay monopoly bank card settlement constitutes discrimination
Beijing time on July 17th morning news, the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel