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.


Public letters Date
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
Press releases Date
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
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


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Last updated: 26 February 2020