EU continues targeting on Chinese steel imports instead of the revival of its own economy

Visit of Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC, to Ukraine
Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, travelled to Kiev. At this occasion, the Commissioner met with Taras Kutovyi, Ukrainian Minister for Agrarian Policy and Food, members of factions of the Ukrainian Parliament, Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) and with board members of European Business Association (EBA). Finally, she gave a joint press conference with Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukrainian Vice-Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, after a meeting.
Date: 30/09/2016. Location: Kiev. © European Union  , 2016. Source: EC - Audiovisual Service. Photo: Genya Savilov

It was last Friday when the European Commission (EC) decided to impose temporary anti-dumping duties on imports of two steel products from China. Particularly, the duties concern hot-rolled flat steel and heavy plates of steel with EC’s investigations to show that Chinese products had been sold at extremely dumped prices. The Commission focuses on finding unfair […]

The EU risks trade relations with China over the Tata hype about steel

Visit by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, to Strasbourg, where he visits the Council of Europe. © European Union , 2016   /  Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

  It is indisputable that we are running a very important period regarding the trade relations between China and the EU. On the one hand, it is only today that the Commission’s online public consultation on future measures to prevent dumped imports from China is closing; a consultation which had earlier opened on 10 February. The EU is conducting […]

China answers clearly to the European Commission’s investment negotiations with Taiwan

Xiaoyan Jiang

On October 14 the European Commission published a 26 page communication named “Trade for All: Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy“, where it describes a new investment approach of the EU. Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade, declared on the matter: “We’ve listened to the debate”…”Europeans know that trade can deliver jobs, growth and investment for […]

New chapters in EU-China trade disputes

Signature of the letter of intent regarding fighting counterfeiting in trade in alcoholic beverages by Zhi Shuping, Minister of the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) on the right, and Dacian Cioloș, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development on official visit to China on the left. EU Agricultural products are easy targets in trade disputes, due to the huge subsidies the EU pays to its farmers. China has already singled out European wines for being heavily subsidised with public money. (EC Audiovisual Services, 23/07/2013).

This year there was no summer recess for the European Commission Directorate General for Trade (DG TRADE) and more precisely for the Directorate C which is competent for Asia. China kept the department’s bureaucrats busy all along this August, because on the 7th and the 16th of this month the Directorate produced two major cases […]

EU imposes provisional anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels

Press conference by Karel De Gucht, Member of the European Commission in charge of Trade on the EC decision to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of solar panels, cells and wafers from China. (EC Audiovisual Services, 4/6/2013)

Today the European Commission has decided to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of solar panels, cells and wafers from China. The relevant Press releaese goes like that,”This decision follows a thorough and serious investigation and extended contacts with market players. As the market for and imports of solar panels in the EU is very […]

Where is heading Putin’s Russia?

Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor and Vladimir Putin, President of Russia attending the EU-Russia Summit.

Russia is the third trading partner of the EU and the EU is the first trading partner of Russia. This simple fact tells the whole story, about the relations between the two largest economic volumes of the Old Continent. Not much of Europe is left outside the two heavyweights. Energy, food, machinery and equipment, raw […]

South Korea: A cherished partner for the EU

Bark Taeho, South Korean Minister for Trade, in the centre, and Karel De Gucht, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, on the left, heading for the first meeting of the EU-South Korea Trade Committee.

South Korea or the Republic of Korea (RoK) is a privileged trading partner of the European Union. The Free Trade Agreement the two sides have concluded was signed on 6 October 2010 and entered into force in July 2011. This FTA was the first one the European Union penned down with an Asian nation and the […]