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Civil Society Dialogue meeting on Public consultation on possible EU-China investment agreement

  • Date: 20/06/2011, 10.00-12.30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room 1B, rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 15/06/2011 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 20/06/2011, 10.00-12.30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room 1B, rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 15/06/2011 12:00

Trade between China and the EU continues to increase, but investment flows between the two regions remain limited in comparison. European investors repeatedly identify China as a location that holds great untapped potential. However, they also show growing concerns about the lack of a level playing field in China because of persistent barriers and an uncertain business environment.

A "Joint EU-China Investment Task Force" was launched in the summer of 2010 to explore the scope for deeper cooperation on investment, including considerations of a possible stand alone investment agreement.

On 5 May 2011, the European Commission launched a broad public consultation to gather views from relevant stakeholders regarding the future EU-China investment relationship.

The purpose of this meeting is to further exchange views with civil society stakeholders regarding this issue and the possible ways forward.
 

Lead participants

Mr Leopoldo Rubinacci, Head of Unit, Services and Investment, Directorate-General for Trade
Ms Pauline Weinzierl, Economic and Trade Affairs Manager, Services and Investment, Directorate-General for Trade

Chair

Mr Didier Bloch, Civil Society Coordinator, Sustainable Development and SPS Issues, Directorate General for Trade
 

AGENDA

1. Overview of the current EU-China investment relationship (context and framework, investment environment in China, investment environment in the EU).

2. Possible ways forward (policy options, impacts and issues raised)

Networking coffee break

3. Discussion
 

About travel expense.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr Georgios Altintzis, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Mr Erik Bergelin, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Ms Valerie Bösch, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Mr Henriks Danusēvičs, Latvijas Tirgotāju asociācija (funded)
  • Ms Elisa Elschner, Confederation of British Industry
  • Ms Catherine Entzminger, European Cocoa Association
  • Mr David Frautschy Heredia, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Ms Mireia Garcia, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
  • Dr Pierre Gröning, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mrs Clelia IMPERIALI, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Ms Xenia Iwaszko, IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Mr Ralph Kamphöner, EuroCommerce
  • Mr Pascal KERNEIS, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Mrs Freya Lemcke, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Mr Marc Maes, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Mrs Valentina Montalto, Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales
  • Mr Conall O'Caoimh, Comhlamh: Irish Association of Development Workers
  • Mr Harald Past, EuroCommerce
  • Mr. Carlo Pirrone, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Ms Camilla Ravazzolo, European Furniture Industries Confederation
  • Ms Anka Schild, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Mrs Yolanda Smits, Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales
  • Ms Birthe STEENBERG, Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Ms Carmen Turcu, Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Ms Karin Ulmer, ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Mrs Joyce van Genderen-Naar , ACP Civil Society Forum
  • Ms Maret Veiner, European Committee for Co-operation of the Machine Tool Industries
  • Mr. Anthony Wise, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Lucia Zitti, European farmers