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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 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 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 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 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 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 16-03-2016

Brussels waters down steel plan following Chinese pressure

China has persuaded the European Commission to cut estimates of its spare steel capacity, raising concerns in Europe that Brussels may be weakening its stance against cheap Chinese imports.
Trade & Society 10-02-2016

Commission calls for input to prevent dumping from China

The European Union launched a public consultation on Wednesday (10 February) into whether to relax trade defences against China, as pressure mounts from the steel sector, which is fiercely opposed to a move that would make it harder to impose anti-dumping duties.
Trade & Society 03-02-2016

EU straining to grant China MES

Trade ministers met on Tuesday (2 February) to weigh options presented by the European Commission on the thorny issue of granting China market economy status.
Trade & Society 02-02-2016

EU trade ministers to hold first talks on granting China MES

Trade ministers will air their differences today (2 February) on the tricky issue of granting China market economy status starting in December, which Beijing considers to be ‘automatic’, following its admission to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
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