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