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EU-China Trade Relations in the twenty first century

  • Date: 01/06/2006, 10.00-12.30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Berlaymont building, rue de la Loi 200, 1040 Bruxelles, Schuman room
  • Registration closes on : 29/05/2006 12:00

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  • Date: 01/06/2006, 10.00-12.30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Berlaymont building, rue de la Loi 200, 1040 Bruxelles, Schuman room
  • Registration closes on : 29/05/2006 12:00

China has enjoyed a 10% growth rate over the past 26 years. It is already the 3rd exporter globally. Trade relations between the EU and China are thriving. With more than ¿200 billion in 2005, the EU has become China¿s top trading partner and China is now the EU¿s second most important trading partner after the US.

The European Commission is currently preparing a new communication to the Council on ¿a strategy for EU trade and economic relations with China¿ to be issued by the last quarter of the year. This communication will develop a strategic orientation for EU trade and investment policy vis-à-vis China in the years to come. A public consultation has been launched on the web and can be found at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/trade/issues/bilateral/countries/china/consultation_en.htm

The Commission wishes to hear your views on the strategy for EU trade and economic relations with China, in particular:

1. What are the most important opportunities for Europe in China¿s economic growth and greater weight in international trade? What should the EU do to grasp these new opportunities?

2. What are the challenges and risks for the EU from China¿s rise? How should the E

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  • Mrs Roberta Adinolfi, EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Ms Aja Alfred, Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Ms. Sandra Alverà, European Information, Communications and Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Association (EICTA)
  • Mr Louis Antonini, Netherlands Wholesale and International Trade Association (NVG)
  • Ms Olivia Barrier, BREIZ EUROPE
  • Mr Daniele Basso, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Mr Andrea Beltramello , European Information, Communications and Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Association (EICTA)
  • Ms Julie Benoist, Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF)
  • Mr Alberto Bichi, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Mr Philippe Borremans, Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Ms Silvia Ciani, European Information, Communications and Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Association (EICTA)
  • Mr Jean-Sébastien Conty, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Ms Elena Cornale, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Mrs Amelie De Grahl, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • Mr Johannes Dokters, ARD Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Ms Oriana Drummond, Macao Economic and Trade Office (METO)
  • Ms Emma Eatwell, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Ms Egle Eimontaite, Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Mr Francisco Flores Albacete, European Partners for the Environment
  • Ms Susana Gaona Saez, Coordinadora de organizaciones de agricultores y ganaderos
  • Ms Ana Cristina Garcia Gracia, Coordinadora de organizaciones de agricultores y ganaderos
  • Mr Gian Luca Gardini, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Mr Carlos Gonzalez-Finat, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Mr Artur Gradziuk, The Polish Institute of International Affairs (funded)
  • Mr Michael Grosse, EuroCommerce
  • Dr Pierre Gröning, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mr. Dick Gupwell, European Institute for Asian Studies, asbl (EIAS)
  • Mr Louis Hinzen, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Ms. Monique Jones, EUROMETAUX
  • Mr Pascal KERNEIS, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Mr Thorsten Kirch, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Mr Dr. Christoph Klein, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Mr Klemens Kober, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Mr Stefan Krawczyk, IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Ms Martina Kuhlmann, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • M. Mathieu Labreche, The Centre
  • Mr Yoann Leger-Clement, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Ms Catherine LION, Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Mr Bernard Lombard, Confederation of European Paper Industries
  • Ms Karin Mader, Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr Marc Maes, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Ms Sylvie Mamias, SACAR - Secrétariat des Associations du Commerce Agricole Réunies / Joint Secretariat of Agricultural Trade Associations
  • Ms Sylvie Mamias, SACAR - Secrétariat des Associations du Commerce Agricole Réunies / Joint Secretariat of Agricultural Trade Associations
  • Ms. Laoura Maratou, Comité du commerce des céréales, aliments du bétail, oléagineux, huile d'olive, huiles et graisses et agrofournitures de l'U.E.
  • Mr Francesco MARCHI, EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Mr Andreas Marx, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Ms Alena Mastantuono, CEBRE - Czech Business Representation to the EU in Brussels
  • Ms Amy Mawson, SOLIDAR
  • Mr Giacomo Mazzone, EBU-UER
  • Mr. Arne Mielken, Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Ms Frances Moore, IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Mr Luis Morago, OXFAM INTERNATIONAL EU ADVOCACY OFFICE
  • Mr Stuart Newman, Foreign Trade Association
  • Dr Filippo Perrone Donnorso, Federlegno-Arredo
  • Ms Ilaria Pratesi, Federlegno-Arredo
  • Ms Sonja Ribi, Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Mr Sébastien Risso, Greenpeace European Unit
  • Mrs Ginevra Rossignolo, Representative Office of Veneto Region (RVE)
  • Mrs Franziska Rothe, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Mr. Thomas Ruddy, Sustainable Europe Research Institute (funded)
  • Ms Eva Maria Schneider, SOLIDAR
  • Ms Floor Smakman, ECORYS-NEI
  • Mr Arjan Stavast, ECORYS-NEI
  • Ms Birthe Steenberg , Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Mr Tijn Van Winsen, European Dairy Association aisbl
  • Mr Tycho Vandermaesen, WWF European Policy Programme
  • Mr Philippe Varin, Le Cercle de l'Industrie
  • Mr Kristian Weise, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Ms Rosita Zilli, Euro Coop - European Community of Consumer Co-operatives