The EU and China are very important trading partners and are currently negotiating on a bilateral investment agreement. BusinessEurope closely monitors the business environment in China and the reform process that is under way in the country.


Press releases Date
EU-China summit: key to resume dialogue and resolve problems 31/03/2022
EU-China deal can be important step to rebalance the relationship 30/12/2020
EU needs fair and equal treatment of European companies in China 21/06/2020
EU should fundamentally rebalance its relationship with China 16/01/2020
China: we expect improved market access for European companies 08/04/2019
EU and China need to advance talks on investment, overcapacity to benefit both economies 16/07/2018
12th EU-China Business Summit "Strengthening the pillar of global trade and investment" - Joint business declaration 02/06/2017
Important signal: No automatic China market economy status 12/05/2016
China’s market economy status: EU Commission should assess impacts 14/01/2016
China to get "market economy status"? 15/12/2015
WTO ruling condemns unjustified Chinese export restrictions 31/01/2012
WTO ruling condemns unjustified Chinese export restrictions 05/07/2011
Public letters Date
China's coercive measures against Lithuania - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Valdis Dombrovskis 20/12/2021
Global industry comments on draft data transfer assessment measures - Letter to the Cyberspace Administration of China 01/12/2021
EU connectivity strategy - Letter from Pierre Gattaz and Markus J. Beyrer to Ursula von der Leyen 03/09/2021
China's draft personal information protection law (PIPL) and data security law (DSL) in China - Joint letter from a series of business and industry organisations 02/06/2021
Call on China for pro-competitive and non-discriminatory ICT security policies - letter authored by a global coalition of 43 business associations to Chinese Communist Party Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs 11/11/2016
China and anti-dumping - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Cecilia Malmström 20/04/2016
Interpretation of China's protocol of accession to the WTO - Letter from BusinessEurope President and Director General to Commissioner Cecilia Malmström 25/11/2015
Chinese regulation regarding the deployment of ICT technology in the banking sector - Joint letter from the European industry to the European Commission 25/02/2015
EU-Taiwan relationship - Joint letter from BusinessEurope and CNAIC to Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade, and Chia-Juch Chang, Taiwanese Minister of Economic Affairs 27/11/2013
Reports and studies Date
The EU and China - Addressing the systemic challenge 16/01/2020
EU-China relations 2015 and beyond 09/03/2015
Rising to the China challenge 14/10/2011
Position papers Date
The third China-EU CEO and Former Senior Officials Dialogue - Joint statement 27/11/2019
The second China-EU CEO and Former Senior Officials Dialogue - Joint statement 30/11/2018
ETUC – BusinessEurope joint declaration on China’s Market Economy Status 19/07/2016
China's market economy status 11/12/2015
Facts and figures Date
EU-China trade - Facts and figures 17/07/2018
Speeches Date
12th EU-China Business Summit - Political Leaders Plenary Session - Speech by BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia 02/06/2017
11th EU-China Business Summit - Business Leaders' Pleanary Session - Speech by BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia 13/07/2016
EU-China Business Summit "Building a stronger partnership" - Business leaders plenary session - Address by Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope 29/06/2015
Annual launch seminar: EU Business in China: position paper 2013/2014 - closing remarks by Mario Vizzotto, chairman, BusinessEurope China network 17/09/2013


Benedikt Wiedenhofer

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Elena Suárez Sánchez

Senior Adviser
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Last updated: 26 February 2020