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Civil Society Dialogue on State of Play of the EU-China Investment Negotiations and EU-China Trade Relations

  • Date: 03/12/2018, 14:30-16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Center Albert Borschette, Room 1.B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 28/11/2018 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 03/12/2018, 14:30-16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Center Albert Borschette, Room 1.B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 28/11/2018 12:00

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the state of play of the EU-China investment negotiations and of the overall EU-China trade and investment relations.
 

The EU-China negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) were formally launched during the 16th EU-China Summit held in November 2013 and 19 rounds of talks have taken place so far. The negotiations cover investment market access and protection, rules on licensing and authorisation procedures, transparency, sustainable development and dispute settlement mechanisms. Discussions are taking place on the basis of a joint text established in January 2016 following the agreement of chief negotiators on the subjects to be covered. In July 2018 the first exchange of market access offers took place in the margins of the 20th EU-China summit and the negotiating teams exchanged formal feedback on the offers at the last round in October, where they also discussed investment protection-related provisions, sustainable development and dispute settlement. The 20th round is tentatively scheduled for early 2019 in Brussels.
 

The European Union and China are two of the biggest traders in the world. China is now the EU's second-biggest trading partner behind the United States and the EU is China's biggest trading partner. The EU and Chinese economies are highly interlinked, but there are also challenges. The EU is committed to open trading relations with China and has taken note of the announcements by China to continue opening up and reform. However, the EU wants to ensure that China trades fairly, respects intellectual property rights and meets its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Trade issues are discussed between the EU and China also in the various bilateral dialogues taking place annually.
 

Lead participants
Ms Maria Martin-Prat, Director, Services and Investment, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement, Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade)
Mr Marco Chirullo, Acting Head of Far East Unit, DG Trade
Ms Vanda Markovic, Investment negotiator, Investment Unit, DG Trade
Mr Jan Saver, Trade Affairs Officer, Services Unit, DG Trade
Ms Adinda Sinnaeve, Legal officer, Legal Unit, DG Trade
Mr Dominik Olewinski, Sustainable development expert, Trade and Sustainable development Unit, DG Trade

Moderator
Mr Michelangelo Margherita, Head of Unit - Information, Communication and Civil Society, DG Trade

Agenda
1. State of play of ongoing negotiations between the EU and China by the European Commission.
2. Trade relations with China in general
3. Open discussion with stakeholders.


Relevant documents
• All round reports, once agreed with China, are published.
• The Sustainability Impact Assessment in support of the CAI negotiations was released in November 2017 and the European Commission services presented their response to the SIA's findings and recommendations in May 2018.

 

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance in order clear security and gain access to the meeting room on time. Please bring with you the confirmation of your e-pass and an ID card or passport.

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Participant from Assocalzaturifici Italiani
  • Participant from Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Participant from Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Participant from Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Participant from Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Participant from Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Participant from Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry
  • Participant from Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
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  • Participant from Eurogroup for Animals
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  • Participant from EUROPEAN BICYCLE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
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  • Participant from European Federation of the Parquet industry
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  • Participant from Finnish trade union representation to the EU
  • Participant from France Industrie
  • Participant from Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Participant from FruitVegetablesEUROPE
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  • Participant from IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
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  • Participant from Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.
  • Participant from Netherlands Maritime Technology
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  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from Shipyards' and Maritime Equipment Association of Europe
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  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from TIC Council
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  • Participant from Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
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