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Latest news about China and the European Union.The EU-China Strategic Partnership, which is based on the 1985 EU China trade and cooperation agreement, has grown to include foreign affairs, security matters and international challenges such as climate change and global economy governance. The EU and China are world players. The EU is China’s biggest trading partner, while China is the EU’s largest source of imports and 2nd largest two way trading partner. The trade and investment relationship is a major source of wealth, jobs, development and innovation for both sides.

Political breakthrough on EU anti-coercion trade tool 28 March 2023, 16:28 CET
MEPs and Council negotiators agreed Tuesday to set up a new tool to safeguard the EU's interests and respond to countries seeking to coerce the Union or member states.

EU moves to regulate 'distortive' foreign subsidies 09 May 2022, 23:06 CET
EU institutions adopted their position Thursday on a regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market, aiming to ensure a level playing field for all companies operating in the market.

EU challenges China at WTO to defend high-tech sector 18 February 2022, 22:50 CET
The European Union filed a case against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Friday for restricting EU companies from going to a foreign court to protect and use their patents.

EU's EUR 300 bn fund to counter Chinese influence 06 December 2021, 22:26 CET
The EU launched a EUR 300 billion 'Global Gateway' fund Wednesday to counter the influence of China and develop links in transport, health, education and research systems across the world.

EU sanctions target human rights violations in China, Russia, Myanmar 25 March 2021, 18:20 CET
EU foreign ministers imposed sanctions Monday on individuals responsible for serious human rights violations in China and Russia, as well as officials responsible for the military coup in Myanmar.

EU-China reach agreement on investment 11 January 2021, 23:23 CET
Following intensive negotiations carried out by the European Commission, the EU and China concluded in principle at the end of 2020 negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.

EU signs geographical indications deal with China 14 September 2020, 23:52 CET
The EU and China signed a bilateral agreement Monday to protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the European Union against usurpation and imitation.

Europe needs to be a player, not a playing field, EU tells China 16 September 2020, 18:31 CET
The EU needs a balanced relationship with China, EU president Charles Michel told Chinese president Xi Monday in a summit which underlined differences over human rights, climate and trade issues.

EU looks to improve trade & investment relations with China 30 July 2020, 23:52 CET
At a high-level virtual meeting Tuesday, the EU called on China to engage in trade reform and to remove barriers impeding access to the Chinese market for EU exporters and European investors.

Importance of China to EU's COVID recovery underlined at summit 24 June 2020, 17:53 CET
The importance of the EU's trading relationship with China for recovery from COVID-19 was underlined at a video conference summit Tuesday but Hong Kong and human rights was high on the agenda.

Brussels imposes new anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel 04 March 2020, 23:31 CET
The EU Commission decided Wednesday to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of steel road wheels originating in China, to be in place as of tomorrow and to remain in place for a 5-year period.

EU-China agree deal on Geographical Indications 09 November 2019, 23:35 CET
The EU and China signed a landmark agreement to recognise each other's protected regional products Wednesday, protecting 100 European GIs in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the EU from imitation.

EU extends anti-dumping measures against Chinese bicycles 03 September 2019, 00:32 CET
The EU has extended anti-dumping duties on imported Chinese bicycles of 48.5% until 2024, a measure called for by European trade unions, bicycle manufacturers, small businesses and cyclists.

EU starts probe into dumped hot rolled steel from China, Taiwan and Indonesia 20 August 2019, 15:32 CET
The European Commission initiated Monday an anti-dumping investigation into imports of hot rolled stainless steel sheets and coils from China, Indonesia and Taiwan.

Brussels signs landmark aviation agreements with China 22 May 2019, 23:46 CET
The EU strengthened aviation relations with China Monday, signing an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement in a boost for EU trade in aircraft and related products.

EU - China aviation agreements 21 May 2019, 00:48 CET
The European Union and China signed on 20 May 2019 an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement to strengthen their aviation cooperation.

EU, China to cooperate on WTO reform after 'honest' talks 11 April 2019, 12:13 CET
The European and China agreed at a summit Tuesday to deepen the EU-China strategic partnership, cooperate on WTO reform and intensify talks to strengthen international rules on industrial subsidies.

Half dangerous goods coming to EU made in China: report 09 April 2019, 23:41 CET
More than half of all dangerous products detected by the EU's 'Safety Gate for dangerous products' came from China, according to the European Commission's 2018 report released Friday.

EU steps up WTO action against China over technology transfers 21 December 2018, 00:11 CET
The EU is stepping up its challenge in the World Trade Organisation to practices that force European companies to give up sensitive technology and know-how as a precondition for doing business in China.

31m fake goods seized at EU borders in 2017 01 October 2018, 22:57 CET
Customs authorities detained over 31 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU's external border with a street value of over EUR 580m, according to figures released Thursday by the EU Commission.

EU urges China to play by the rules on trade 17 July 2018, 18:32 CET
China needs to take responsibility for global problems of overcapacity in the steel and aluminium sectors, and conform to stricter rules on state aid, the European Union said at a summit in Beijing Monday.

EU launches WTO case against China 03 June 2018, 20:39 CET
The European Union launched legal proceedings in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Friday against Chinese legislation that it claims undermines the intellectual property rights of European companies.

EU extends anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel rope 20 April 2018, 23:33 CET
The European Commission decided Friday to extend anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese steel rope and cable for another five years. Duties of 60.4 per cent have been in place since 1999.

China still tops EU dangerous products report 12 March 2018, 23:32 CET
53 per cent of dangerous consumer goods reported to the EU originate in China, Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Vera Jourova said Monday as she presented the 2017 annual report on dangerous goods.

EU extends anti-dumping measures on Chinese steel 06 March 2018, 15:42 CET
The European Commission on Tuesday prolonged for another five years the existing anti-dumping measures on Chinese imports of seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel.