June 02, 2013
by Global Times

Now is a good time for China to join the technology agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as it will do more good than harm, experts told the Global Times over the weekend.

The US, China, European Union, and more than 20 other countries are expected to reach a trade agreement removing duties on technology products, Reuters reported Thursday, citing US technology industry insiders.

"We're quite optimistic we're going to get this across the finish line by the end of July," John Neuffer, a senior vice president at the Washington-based Information Technology Industry Council, told Reuters, referring to the planned expansion of the WTO's Information Technology Agreement (ITA).

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