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Civil Society Dialogue on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI)

  • Date: 27/01/2021, 14:30-16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: WebEx
  • Registration closes on : 22/01/2021 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 27/01/2021, 14:30-16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: WebEx
  • Registration closes on : 22/01/2021 12:00

The purpose of this meeting is to provide updates on the outcome of the EU-China investment negotiations and on next steps.

On 30 December 2020, the EU and China concluded in principle the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), seven (7) years and thirty-five (35) rounds since their launch. The Agreement is an important element of our multifaceted approach towards China, as set out in the Joint Communication ou“EU-China – A strategic outlook”, which aims at ensuring that our relations are set on a fair, balanced and mutually beneficial course. In this regard, the Agreement is key in the EU’s efforts to increase the openness of the Chinese market and to establish a more transparent and predicable investment environment for European companies in China. In the CAI, China has committed to a greater level of market access for EU investors than ever before and has made commitments to ensure better competition conditions for EU investors through disciplines on state owned enterprises, transparency of subsidies and rules against the forced transfer of technology. Importantly, through the CAI, the EU has pursued its core values and sustainability objectives. China has agreed for the first time to ambitious provisions on sustainable development, including commitments on forced labour and the ratification of the relevant ILO fundamental Conventions. Both sides are now working towards finalising the text of the agreement, which will need to be legally reviewed and translated before it can be submitted for approval by the EU Council and the European Parliament.

Lead speaker
Ms Maria Martin-Prat, Director, Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) Chief Negotiator for CAI

Moderator
Head of Unit - Transparency, Civil Society and Communication, DG Trade

Agenda
1. Presentation of the outcome of the EU-China investment negotiations and next steps.
2. Open discussion with stakeholders.

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 American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Participant from American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Participant from BDO/Brussels Worldwide Services BV
  • Participant from Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Participant from British Agriculture Bureau
  • Participant from Brot für die Welt
  • 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 Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Participant from CECE - Committee for European Construction Equipment
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from China Chamber of Commerce to the EU
  • Participant from China Chamber of Commerce to the EU
  • Participant from China Chamber of Commerce to the EU
  • Participant from China Chamber of Commerce to the EU
  • Participant from China Chamber of Commerce to the EU
  • Participant from Christian Solidarity Worldwide
  • Participant from Cia - Agricoltori italiani
  • Participant from CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • Participant from Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies
  • Participant from Confederation of British Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of British Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from Confédération Européenne de l’Industrie de la Chaussure
  • Participant from Confédération Générale du Travail Force Ouvrière
  • Participant from Critical Raw Materials Alliance
  • Participant from Critical Raw Materials Alliance
  • Participant from Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Participant from Danske Maritime
  • 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 DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from EU Asia Financial Services Roundtable
  • Participant from EUnited European Engineering Industries Association
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EUROCINEMA, Association de producteurs de cinéma et de télévision
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from Eurogroup for Animals
  • Participant from Eurogroup for Animals
  • Participant from Eurogroup for Animals
  • Participant from EUROMETAUX
  • Participant from EUROMETAUX
  • Participant from EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Participant from European Association of Chemical Distributors
  • Participant from European Association of Chemical Distributors
  • Participant from EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • Participant from European Boating Industry
  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Cigar Manufacturers Association
  • Participant from European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
  • Participant from European Committee for Standardization
  • Participant from European Community Shipowner's Associations
  • Participant from European Community Shipowner's Associations
  • Participant from European Dredging Association
  • Participant from European Dredging Association
  • 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 Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Environmental Bureau
  • Participant from European Environmental Bureau
  • Participant from European Express Association
  • Participant from European farmers
  • Participant from European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
  • Participant from European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • Participant from European Patent Office
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation
  • Participant from Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Participant from Finnish Forest Industries Federation (Metsäteollisuus ry)
  • Participant from Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung
  • Participant from Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung
  • Participant from Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Participant from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Participant from Fur Europe
  • Participant from Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Participant from Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia
  • Participant from Handel Anders! coalitie
  • Participant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung e.V.
  • Participant from Hutnicza Izba Przemysłowo-Handlowa
  • Participant from ICC BELGIQUE
  • Participant from IKV, Fondation pour le Développement Economique
  • Participant from IKV, Fondation pour le Développement Economique
  • Participant from IKV, Fondation pour le Développement Economique
  • Participant from IKV, Fondation pour le Développement Economique
  • Participant from Industriegewerkschaft Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt
  • Participant from Industriegewerkschaft Metall
  • Participant from International Campaign for Tibet
  • Participant from International Federation for Human Rights
  • Participant from International Federation for Human Rights
  • Participant from International Federation for Human Rights
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from IPC International, Inc.
  • Participant from Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.
  • Participant from Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Participant from Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Participant from Land- en Tuinbouw Organisatie Nederland
  • Participant from Landbrug & Fødevarer - Danish Agriculture and Food Council
  • Participant from Law Society of England and Wales
  • Participant from Law Society of England and Wales
  • Participant from Lithuanian Investors Association
  • Participant from Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners
  • Participant from MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • Participant from MedTech Europe
  • Participant from Mouvement des Entreprises de France
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from PETITA I MITJANA EMPRESA DE CATALUNYA
  • Participant from PETITA I MITJANA EMPRESA DE CATALUNYA
  • 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 Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • Participant from spiritsEUROPE
  • Participant from spiritsEUROPE
  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from Stichting IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Participant from Stichting Schone Kleren Kampagne / Clean Clothes Campaign
  • Participant from The European Steel Association
  • Participant from TIC Council
  • Participant from Tobacco Europe AISBL
  • Participant from Una Europa vzw
  • Participant from UNIFE
  • Participant from Union des Chambres et des Bourses de Turquie
  • Participant from Union des Chambres et des Bourses de Turquie
  • Participant from Unión de Empresas Siderúrgicas
  • Participant from Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
  • Participant from Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
  • Participant from US Dairy Export Council
  • Participant from VedvarendeEnergi
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Participant from Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband
  • Participant from Vereniging VNO-NCW
  • Participant from WindEurope
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from World Uyghur Congress
  • Participant from Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.