About: Market Economy Status

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 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 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 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 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 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.
Trade & Society 02-02-2016

China critics fail to translate the good in its economic development

Looking ahead, China and the EU, who share the timely goal of transforming their growth models, should find ways to manage their differences in a constructive way and adopt new initiatives, writes Yang Yanyi.
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