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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.
 

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