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EU-China Trade and Investment Relations: State of Play

  • Date: 13/02/2014, 14:30 - 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, room Lord Jenkins, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 10/02/2014 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 13/02/2014, 14:30 - 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, room Lord Jenkins, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 10/02/2014 12:00


The purpose of this meeting is to debrief and exchange views with civil society on the state of play of EU trade and investment relations with China.

The European Union and China are two of the biggest traders in the world. China is now the EU's second trading partner behind the United States and the EU is China's biggest trading partner.

The EU is committed to open trading relations with China. However, it also wants to ensure that China trades fairly, respects intellectual property rights and meets its WTO obligations.

At the 16th EU-China Summit held on 21 November 2013 both sides adopted an EU2020 Strategic agenda for cooperation, which includes the commitment to engage and cooperate on a wide range of trade policy issues, and announced the launch of negotiations of an EU-China investment agreement. 

A comprehensive EU-China investment agreement will benefit both the EU and China by ensuring that markets are open to investment in both directions. It will also provide a secure, predictable and simpler legal framework to investors in the long term. The first round of negotiations for an EU-China investment agreement took place in Beijing from 21 to 23 January 2014.

The EU and China also regularly discuss bilaterally trade issues at technical and political level, and negotiate together in plurilateral and multilateral fora.

Lead participants

Mr Leopoldo Rubinacci, Head of the Unit for Trade and Investment, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Antonio Parenti, Deputy Head of the Unit for Trade Relations with the Far East, Directorate-General for Trade

Moderator

Ms Montserrat Gago, Coordinator relations with civil society, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

AGENDA

1. Update on the state of play of EU-China trade and investment relations.

2. Coffee-break.

3. Open discussion with stakeholders.


Further information:

Press release "EU and China begin investment talks"

On the EU's trade and investment relations with China
 

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Charlemagne building, where they will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting and an ID card.
 

About travel expense.

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  • AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • amfori
  • Aqua Publica Europea
  • Aqua Publica Europea
  • ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Association of the European Self-Medication Industry
  • Beryllium Science & Technology Association
  • Beryllium Science & Technology Association
  • British Medical Association
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Central Europe Energy Partners
  • Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Compassion in World Farming
  • Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Danish Shipping
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • Eurometaux
  • European Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • European Banking Federation
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Committee for Standardization
  • European Confederation of Woodworking Industries
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Electronic Component Manufacturers Association
  • European Express Association
  • European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
  • European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • European Milk Board
  • European Organisation for Security
  • European Patent Office
  • European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • FONDAZIONE GIACOMO BRODOLINI
  • FoodServiceEurope
  • Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Fur Europe
  • Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • GMB trade union
  • ICMP, the global voice of music publishing
  • ICMP, the global voice of music publishing
  • IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Instituto Cuestiones Agrarias y Medioambientales (funded)
  • International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organizations
  • International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organizations
  • International Federation for Human Rights
  • International Federation of Actors
  • International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • International Fur Trade Federation
  • International Fur Trade Federation
  • International Trade Union Confederation
  • International Trademark Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • International Video Federation
  • Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.
  • Japan Machinery Center
  • Le Cercle de l'Industrie
  • MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • OCEANA
  • Plateforme Pour une autre PAC
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (funded)
  • spiritsEUROPE
  • Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen
  • Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen
  • TechAmerica Europe
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • TUSIAD
  • TUSIAD
  • UNIFE
  • Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • World Animal Protection