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Economy & Jobs 06-10-2017

EU to single out Chinese imports in report on market distortions

China will be singled out for special attention under new trade rules to limit excessively cheap imports into the European Union, a European Commission official said yesterday (5 October).
Economy & Jobs 12-09-2017

MEPs stick to their guns on EU anti-dumping reform, China

European Commission trade chief, Cecilia Malmström, will travel to Strasbourg on Tuesday (12 September) to seek an agreement with Parliament on new EU anti-dumping rules, but MEPs remain firm and refuse a 'de facto' recognition of Market Economy Status (MES) for China.
Global Europe 17-01-2017

Chinese president defends globalisation, rebuffs protectionism

As world leaders gathering in Davos on Tuesday (17 January) tried to make sense of recent economic and political turmoil, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a fervent case for globalisation.
Trade & Society 12-12-2016

China starts trade battle over Market Economy Status

Beijing on Monday (12 December) filed a dispute with the World Trade Organisation over the approach used by the European Union and the United States to calculate anti-dumping measures against Chinese exports.
Trade & Society 10-08-2016

Granting China MES will be ‘catastrophic’, aluminium industry warns

If the European Commission grants China Market Economy Status (MES) the consequences for the EU aluminium sector will be enormous, an industry group has said.
Trade & Society 25-07-2016

EU-China economic ties will withstand disputes over MES

Overall the economic ties between the EU and China are of such importance that they will withstand the disputes over 'Market Economy Status' (MES), writes Fraser Cameron.
Trade & Society 20-07-2016

EU dodges China ‘market economy status’ question

The EU said on Wednesday (20 July) it will no longer debate whether or not China's economy is market driven, but will instead focus on new measures to tackle Chinese dumping and illegal subsidies.
Trade & Society 19-07-2016

EU launches WTO action against China raw material export duties

The European Union on Tuesday (19 July) followed the United States to launch a new legal challenge at the World Trade Organization over duties and quotas China imposes on its raw materials exports.
Trade & Society 14-07-2016

Ifo economist: ‘China may not become a market economy in our lifetime’

Critics warn that granting Market Economy Status to China would threaten millions of European jobs. This is an exaggerated view, Erdal Yalcin told EURACTIV Germany.
Trade & Society 29-06-2016

Walking the same path: Free and fair trade for Europe and aluminium

International trade can only be free and fair if global competitors adhere to the same market rules and environmental, social and health standards. If international trade is not free or fair, Europe’s SMEs – and indeed its entire manufacturing industry – suffer, writes Gerd Götz.
Trade & Society 17-06-2016

Regulation, then protectionism: Is Europe going the way of its aluminium sector?

The current wave of protectionist sentiment is harming Europe's SMEs and undermining the EU’s competitiveness. It is time for modern trade policy in the EU, wrote Pieter Cleppe.
Trade & Society 07-06-2016

EU business lobby warns of ‘increasingly hostile’ environment in China

Foreign companies face an "increasingly hostile" environment in China, a European business lobby said on Tuesday (7 June), with fewer than half of its members saying they currently plan to expand operations in the world's second-largest economy.
Trade & Society 03-06-2016

Chinese industry and the EU’s illness

Debate over granting of MES to China goes beyond trade policy and is mostly about Europe's lack of competitiveness, writes Luigi Gambardella.
Trade & Society 19-05-2016

Germany and France team up to tackle Chinese dumping

EXCLUSIVE / German and French trade ministers have presented a set of common proposals for improving Europe's Trade Defence Instruments (TDIs). Blocked since 2014, TDI reform is now urgently needed in response to Chinese dumping in the steel sector. EURACTIV France reports.
Trade & Society 18-05-2016

Chinese ambassador: ‘We already have a market economy status’

EXCLUSIVE / Shi Mingde, China's ambassador to Germany, spoke to EURACTIV Germany about trade relations with the EU, Market Economy Status and the planned economic development of his country.
Trade & Society 18-05-2016

Market Economy Status: Why is China making a big fuss?

China regards MES as its automatic right, but has misunderstood the EU’s decision-making process. Beijing should not over-react to the Parliament’s rebuttal, argue Xiaoyan Tang and Shaohua Yan.
Trade & Society 17-05-2016

China dubs European Parliament vote against market status ‘unconstructive’

A European Parliament vote against granting China market economy status in the World Trade Organization was "not at all constructive", Beijing's foreign minister said yesterday (16 May) as he met his French counterpart.
Trade & Society 12-05-2016

EU lawmakers reject granting China the market economy status

MEPs voted on Thursday (12 May) against granting China the status of ‘market economy’, pre-empting the proposal being prepared by the European Commission.
Trade & Society 11-05-2016

European Parliament unites against Chinese MES

In a move that could change the lines of the debate, the European Parliament’s left and right have united to oppose the Council and Commission over Chinese market economy status. EURACTIV France reports.
Trade & Society 10-05-2016

‘Occam’s razor’ principle means no to China’s market economy status

There are times where it may be good for the EU to apply "Occam's razor" to its policies; a principle that gets its name from one of the most prominent representatives of European scientific thought. Chinese market economy status may be such a time, write a number of EPP MEPs.
Trade & Society 22-04-2016

Steel industry worried it will be ‘collateral damage’ of EU’s China policy

European steel is worried that the EU will grant China Market Economy Status, sacrificing the industry in return for billions of Chinese investment to revive the bloc’s sluggish economy.
Trade & Society 14-04-2016

Granting China MES very unlikely under current circumstances

The issue of granting Market Economy Status to China has started belatedly and has not taken into account the wide-ranging needs of the EU. However, there is scope to rectify this and the European Parliament is playing an active role in the decision-making process, writes Alessia Maria Mosca.
EU-China 04-04-2016

MES: A way to build future EU-China bilateral relations

Today, what is needed with China is more dialogue not less. We need to find win-win solutions rather than to start a new fight about its Market Economy Status (MES), writes Luigi Gambardella.
Trade & Society 17-03-2016

SOS: Save our steel

The steel industry is at the heart of Europe’s economy and is the foundation of many of Europe’s most competitive sectors. A strong steel industry underpins not just our direct supply chains but millions of jobs across the EU, writes Axel Eggert.

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