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Civil Society Dialogue meeting on Public consultation on possible EU-China investment agreement

  • Date: 20/06/2011, 10.00-12.30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room 1B, rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 15/06/2011 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 20/06/2011, 10.00-12.30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room 1B, rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 15/06/2011 12:00

Trade between China and the EU continues to increase, but investment flows between the two regions remain limited in comparison. European investors repeatedly identify China as a location that holds great untapped potential. However, they also show growing concerns about the lack of a level playing field in China because of persistent barriers and an uncertain business environment.

A "Joint EU-China Investment Task Force" was launched in the summer of 2010 to explore the scope for deeper cooperation on investment, including considerations of a possible stand alone investment agreement.

On 5 May 2011, the European Commission launched a broad public consultation to gather views from relevant stakeholders regarding the future EU-China investment relationship.

The purpose of this meeting is to further exchange views with civil society stakeholders regarding this issue and the possible ways forward.
 

Lead participants

Mr Leopoldo Rubinacci, Head of Unit, Services and Investment, Directorate-General for Trade
Ms Pauline Weinzierl, Economic and Trade Affairs Manager, Services and Investment, Directorate-General for Trade

Chair

Mr Didier Bloch, Civil Society Coordinator, Sustainable Development and SPS Issues, Directorate General for Trade
 

AGENDA

1. Overview of the current EU-China investment relationship (context and framework, investment environment in China, investment environment in the EU).

2. Possible ways forward (policy options, impacts and issues raised)

Networking coffee break

3. Discussion
 

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  • Participant from ACP Civil Society Forum
  • Participant from ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • 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 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 Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from Comhlamh: Irish Association of Development Workers
  • Participant from Confederation of British Industry
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales
  • Participant from Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from European Cocoa Association
  • Participant from European Committee for Co-operation of the Machine Tool Industries
  • Participant from European farmers
  • Participant from European Furniture Industries Confederation
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Participant from IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Participant from Latvijas Tirgotāju asociācija (funded)
  • Participant from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International