Is Federica Mogherini taking the lead on China policy in the EU’s executive? There are signs this is so. The EEAS and the Commission have issued a joint communication on “Elements for a new EU strategy on China”. China was largely absent from the Commission’s November 2015 Trade For All …
In a move that goes against the current political climate in the EU vis-à-vis China, the EU’s top association of retailers is calling for a free trade agreement with China.
Continued from Part 2.
Continued from Part 1. Crisis-stricken steel sector in lead against China MES
The current European and global debate over whether WTO members should treat China as a market economy in their domestic trade defence laws is also a battle over the future business model of a crisis stricken steel industry, and over the integrity of the global trading system. The unfolding saga, viewed …
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). Daniela Vincenti reports.
INTERVIEW: L. Alan Winters on China MES – “a coordinated view would look like the rest of the world is ganging up on China”
In an interview with Borderlex, L. Alan Winters asks if the unfolding crisis in the steel sector should be the overarching consideration for a forthcoming EU decision to grant China ‘market economy status’ in its antidumping policy this year. Winters also warns that if the West refuses to do so, there could be consequences for China’s commitment to …
Will the EU’s antidumping authorities be obliged to treat China as a market economy in late 2016? Laurent Ruessman thinks this is not the case.