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    The WHO would like to direct the U.S.A. delegate to a similar thread that it posted a month ago.

    http://thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=421746

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    (Original post by Thirucumaran)
    Egypt is deeply disappointed @ the fact that the GoC is not taking enough measures to ensure the quality of its exports, but, at the same time, wishes to condemn the stance of the US on this issue, trying to ban the imports of goods from China.
    Ban the import of goods from China? That is not our intention at all. The FDA was forced to ban several types of seafood that have been found to contain cancer causing chemicals. Does Egypt think we're enjoying banning these Chinese goods?

    As a delegate had said earlier in this thread, US is getting these goods from China @ a much cheaper price than they would from other countries and therefore, it is the responsibility of the Government of US to ensure that the goods that are imported from China are of the required quality standard, as it would be preposterous to expect wholesalers and retailers to examine the quality of each and every good.
    The US might be more inclined to agree if we were upset about the type of packaging, but we are talking about TOXIC food here people. It is incredibly irresponsible for any nation to continue exporting dangerous goods without taking steps to remedy the situation (which we can only assume to be the case, as China ignored us when we asked what was being done).

    Keeping in mind the growing tension in trade relations between US and China, the US must not take this as an excuse to break off trade ties and, instead, implement ways to check the quality of these goods.[/COLOR]
    Who on earth said anything about breaking off trade ties? We have already implemented ways to check these goods. When we reject them (we reject around 200 shipments a month), the Chinese companies call us liars.
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    (Original post by wackysparkle)

    The WHO would like to direct the U.S.A. delegate to a similar thread that it posted a month ago.

    http://thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=421746

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    The United States thanks the WHO for taking the initiative and calling for something to be done, from the responses we've recieved so far few nations seem concerned that poisoned goods continue to be shipped from China.
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    The UK would point out that it is generally western companies that use cheap Chinese labour to produce their products and then sell them in the West.
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    The RSA thinks that if the US is worried about chinese products perhaps it should just ban their import
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    Exactly. Although we might be a little concerned, the US can't expect a complete, worldwide ban.

    We do not support U.S.A's stance on this issue.
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    The USA is looking for excuses to impose blanket bans on Chinese imports, that are currently outpricing domestic manufacturers and thus damaging their economy. They cannot comprehend that China will soon be the world's greatest superpower, no matter how much the US tries to hinder it. The international community should not give the US the excuse it wants to implement a blanket ban on Chinese imports, against fair trade laws.
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    Who on earth said anything about a blanket ban on imports? Blah blah blah. Put words into my mouth all you want, that doesn't mean I said them. All the US wants to know is if China agrees that it has exported products and, if so, what they intend to do about it. So far, we've been ignored.
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    I really don't see how the US can make an issue of this - products made in China are overwhelmingly done so by Western companies for the Western market. Tougher regulation at home is surely the answer?
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    (Original post by Apollo)
    Who on earth said anything about a blanket ban on imports? Blah blah blah. Put words into my mouth all you want, that doesn't mean I said them. All the US wants to know is if China agrees that it has exported products and, if so, what they intend to do about it. So far, we've been ignored.
    It is clear that the position of the majority of nations is against that of the US's, and has been stated many times is unrealistic and pathetic.

    China would like to thank Syria, the UK , the UAE, RSA, and all other states who supported us in this matter.
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    (Original post by bikerx23)
    It is clear that the position of the majority of nations is against that of the US's, and has been stated many times is unrealistic and pathetic.

    China would like to thank Syria, the UK , the UAE, RSA, and all other states who supported us in this matter.
    It's clear China is unwilling or unable to give a clear answer to a simple question. How very expected.
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    China has given a perfectly clear answer - if the US is perfectly capable of controlling imports from Canada, and deems this the appropriate route when it finds a product to be unsatisfactory, how come it expects china to adhere to its standards?

    As others and myself have stated on numerous occasions - many products manufactured in china are done so by american companies, hence scrutiny should be applied there first if you wish to resolve this issue.
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    China acts as if this a mere disagreement over product quality. Does it not find it problematic that toxic products manufactured by Chinese companies (as we've already shown earlier in this thread) such as cough syrup and toothpaste are killing kids?
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    (Original post by Apollo)
    China acts as if this a mere disagreement over product quality. Does it not find it problematic that toxic products manufactured by Chinese companies (as we've already shown earlier in this thread) such as cough syrup and toothpaste are killing kids?
    Why does the US continue to neglect the duality in its approach to imports?
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    (Original post by bikerx23)
    Why does the US continue to neglect the duality in its approach to imports?
    We've already adressed this issue. We are having quite a bit of trouble enforcing our "approach" towards Canadian drug imports , and talks aimed at re-considering our stance are a possibilitity. Now, do you have an answer for us?
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    (Original post by Apollo)
    We've already adressed this issue. We are having quite a bit of trouble enforcing our "approach" towards Canadian drug imports , and talks aimed at re-considering our stance are a possibilitity. Now, do you have an answer for us?
    We have answered you - required standards vary nationally hence it is the job of each nation's customs services to qualify whether a product is fit for sale - China is not prepared to adhere to the requests of only one nation which believes it can bully other member states - for example, a comparable situation is present with french cheeses which, if not pasteurised, are banned from import to the US - the US has not requested that france changes its mechanism of cheese production, and it does not have the right to ask china to do the same - such a question is pariticularly hypocritical when a large amount of manufacturing in China is undertaken by American Companies which greatly contribute to the US's economy - if the US boycotts chinese imports as it is veilingly threatening to do then it will find that China will no longer be welcome to provide the situations for american firms to produce cheap products on its territory.
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    Yes, we've heard this "not going to adhere to other nations standards" several times already, but once again, we are only asking that your products not result in death if consumed. Surely China can agree that that is a reasonable request?

    We've asked if China agrees that some of their products have proven incredibly dangerous, and if so, what they plan to do about it. Apparently the answers are "no" and therefore "nothing".
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    Well - these problems have not been seen anywhere outside of the US, where these products are also distributed - perhaps this reflects on the failings in the US system and hence meaning its young population are not of the same volition seen in other nations.
    Regardless of this, if the US believes a products to be dangerous, it should ban it from sale - most westernised nations vet all forms of medical imports, hence the US claiming it should not need to do so is ridiculous, when it so clearly does so for other nations - its failure to apparently protect its citizens should not be passed off as a failure on china's behalf.
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    (Original post by bikerx23)
    Well - these problems have not been seen anywhere outside of the US, where these products are also distributed - perhaps this reflects on the failings in the US system and hence meaning its young population are not of the same volition seen in other nations.
    That is completely untrue.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18899092/
    http://health.netscape.com/story/200...se-toothpaste/

    Regardless of this, if the US believes a products to be dangerous, it should ban it from sale - most westernised nations vet all forms of medical imports, hence the US claiming it should not need to do so is ridiculous, when it so clearly does so for other nations - its failure to apparently protect its citizens should not be passed off as a failure on china's behalf.
    The Chinese delegate is seriously going to blame our nation for importing tainted products when your manufactures lied to us about the ingredients? That's one of the most absurd things I've ever heard.
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    The WHO representative is an NGO and hence remains neutral.
    However, in light of recent events the WHO would like to point out that Bahrain is suffering from similar issues.

    It came to the attention of the Bahraini government that 'Fisher-Price' and other children's toys (all imported from China) had to be removed off of the shelves of Toys-R-Us and other similar toy stores due to recent findings.
    These findings included a noticeably high toxic level of lead found in the plastic. It was concluded that these levels were so toxic that if children were to put the toy in their mouth - it would have caused an effect.

    The WHO fails to understand why China cannot see that the products they export need to be checked for any problems or health-related issues that could arise.

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