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

  • Date: 09/07/2020, 15:00-16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: WEBEX
  • Registration closes on : 06/07/2020 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 09/07/2020, 15:00-16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: WEBEX
  • Registration closes on : 06/07/2020 12:00

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

With the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), the EU seeks to create new investment opportunities for European companies by opening China’s market and eliminating discriminatory laws and practices that prevent them from competing in the Chinese market on an equal basis with Chinese companies and companies from other third countries. The negotiations were formally launched during the 16th EU-China Summit held in November 2013 and the 30th round is planned to take place on the week of 29 June. 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, level playing field and the inclusion of provisions on investment and sustainable development.

Lead participants
• Ms Maria Martin-Prat, Director, Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) Chief Negotiator for CAI
• Investment Unit, DG Trade
• Far East Unit, DG Trade

Moderator
Civil Society Dialogue Coordinator - 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
DG TRADE website on the negotiations (including reports of negotiating rounds)
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.

The meeting will take place via WEBEX. Access code and password will be sent to registered participants. We would be grateful if participants could launch their WEBEX connection 30 minutes in advance of the meeting so that any technical problems can be arranged in time before the meeting.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • 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 Française des Entreprises Privées / French Association of Large Companies
  • Participant from Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • 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 CECE - Committee for European Construction Equipment
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
  • Participant from Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from Confédération Européenne de l’Industrie de la Chaussure
  • Participant from Critical Raw Materials Alliance
  • Participant from Critical Raw Materials Alliance
  • Participant from Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Participant from Danish Shipping
  • Participant from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Participant from Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e.V.
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from Eurogroup for Animals
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from EUROPEAN BICYCLE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
  • Participant from European Cocoa Association
  • Participant from European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Electronic Component Manufacturers' Association
  • Participant from European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Participant from Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Participant from Finnish Forest Industries Federation (Metsäteollisuus ry)
  • Participant from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Participant from FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • Participant from Fur Europe
  • Participant from Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Participant from Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Participant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung e.V.
  • Participant from Human Rights Watch
  • Participant from ICC BELGIQUE
  • Participant from iEthanol, the European Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Participant from iEthanol, the European Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Participant from Industriegewerkschaft Metall
  • Participant from instituto cuestiones agrarias y medioambientales
  • Participant from International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organizations
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from Landbrug & Fødevarer - Danish Agriculture and Food Council
  • Participant from Lithuanian Investors Association
  • Participant from Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners
  • Participant from MedTech Europe
  • Participant from Mouvement des Entreprises de France
  • Participant from Mouvement des Entreprises de France
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from PETITA I MITJANA EMPRESA DE CATALUNYA
  • Participant from PowerShift - Verein fuer eine oekologisch-solidarische Energie- & Weltwirtschaft e.V.
  • Participant from Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Brussels Office
  • Participant from Shipyards' and Maritime Equipment Association of Europe
  • Participant from spiritsEUROPE
  • Participant from spiritsEUROPE
  • Participant from Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen
  • Participant from The European Steel Association
  • Participant from TIC Council
  • Participant from TIC Council
  • Participant from Transnational Institute
  • Participant from UNIFE
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Participant from Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
  • Participant from Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.