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

  • Date: 25/10/2019, 14:00-16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Room 4.D, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 22/10/2019 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 25/10/2019, 14:00-16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Room 4.D, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 22/10/2019 12:00

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

The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment would be the EU’s first stand-alone comprehensive investment agreement providing EU investors aiming to establish both predictable, long-term access to the Chinese market and modern investment protection. The negotiations were formally launched during the 16th EU-China Summit held in November 2013 and 23 rounds of talks have taken place so far. These negotiations are key in the EU’s efforts to rebalance the openness and enhance the level playing field as highlighted in the Joint Communication “EU-China – A strategic outlook” . At the 21st EU-China Summit in April 2019 the two sides committed to achieve in the course of 2019 the decisive progress required, notably with regard to the liberalisation commitments, for the conclusion of an ambitious EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement in 2020. It was also agreed that the high level of ambition would be reflected in substantially improved market access, the elimination of discriminatory requirements and practices affecting foreign investors, the establishment of a balanced investment protection framework and the inclusion of provisions on investment and sustainable development.

Lead participants
• Ms Maria Martin-Prat, Director, Services and Investment, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement, Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade)Investment negotiator
• Investment Unit, DG Trade
• Far East Unit, DG Trade

Moderator
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. 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.
 

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • ABDA - Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Apothekerverbände e.V.
  • ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Asociación Española de Mayoristas, Transformadores, Importadores y Exportadores de Productos de la Pesca y la Acuicultura
  • Asociación Española de Mayoristas, Transformadores, Importadores y Exportadores de Productos de la Pesca y la Acuicultura
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Association Française des Entreprises Privées / French Association of Large Companies
  • Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Cia - Agricoltori italiani
  • Confederation of British Industry
  • Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
  • Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry
  • Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Confédération Européenne de l’Industrie de la Chaussure
  • Confédération Européenne de l’Industrie de la Chaussure
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • EUROALLIAGES
  • EUROALLIAGES
  • EUROALLIAGES
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • Eurogroup for Animals
  • Eurogroup for Animals
  • European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • EUROPEAN BICYCLE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Furniture Industries Confederation
  • European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Freight Transport Association
  • Fur Europe
  • Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Heinrich Böll Stiftung e.V.
  • Insurance Europe
  • International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organizations
  • Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Mouvement des Entreprises de France
  • ORGALIME – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Brussels Office
  • Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Brussels Office
  • SMEunited aisbl
  • The European Steel Association
  • 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.
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.