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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.

31m fake goods seized at EU borders in 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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.

EU slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese corrosion resistant steel
The EU Commission imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on corrosion resistant steel from China Thursday, after a probe confirmed that Chinese producers were dumping the product on the EU market.

EU-China look to cooperate on state aid
The EU Commission and China reaffirmed the importance of cooperation on competition policy for good economic relations Thursday, at a meeting forming part of a new dialogue between the EU and China.

EU Parliament gives green light to new anti-dumping rules
New EU rules will require trade partners outside the EU to meet international social and environmental standards, following a vote by Euro-MPs Wednesday to fight dumped and subsidised imports.

41 million fake goods seized at EU borders, China main source
Customs authorities detained more than 41 million fake and counterfeit products valued at over EUR 670 million at the EU's external borders in 2016, according to figures released Thursday.

MEPs greenlight tougher anti-dumping rules
The European Parliament gave its green light Wednesday to start talks soon with national governments on new EU anti-dumping rules designed to give better protection to EU industry and jobs.

EU imposes import duties to counter Chinese subsidies on steel
The EU Commission has imposed definitive anti-subsidy duties of up to 35.9 per cent on Chinese hot-rolled flat steel used in shipbuilding, gas containers, pressure vessels, tubes and energy pipelines.

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Brussels raises import tariffs on China steel
The EU Commission imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of hot-rolled flat steel products from China Thursday, fixing at higher duties than provisional measures in place since October.

Court backs EU anti-dumping measures against Chinese solar panels
The EU's top court gave its backing Tuesday to anti-dumping duties imposed by the EU in respect of imports of solar panels and key components originating in and consigned from China.

EU imposes new anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel
The EU Commission imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of heavy steel plates from China Tuesday, the latest in an unprecedented number of trade defence measures against unfair steel imports.

EU imposes new import duties on Chinese steel
The European Commission decided Friday to impose definitive anti-dumping measures on two steel products originating in China and Taiwan.

EU slaps more anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel, iron
The EU is to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on seamless pipes and tubes of iron and steel from China - typically used in power plants and in the oil and gas industry.

Steel, market access top China-EU talks agenda
The EU and China held their 6th annual EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Brussels Tuesday with steel over-capacity and market access at the top of their agenda.

Brussels imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel products
In a swift reaction to what it claims is unfair competition, the EU Commission imposed Friday provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of hot-rolled flat steel and heavy plates of steel from China.

EU slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese, Russian steel
The European Union slapped anti-dumping duties on 'cold rolled steel' from China and Russia on Thursday, with the stipulation that they should remain in place for five years.

EU takes action at WTO over Chinese raw materials
The European Union has launched its third action against China at the World Trade Organization, this time against Chinese restrictions on export of raw materials essential for European industries.

Steel, market economy the focus for EU-China summit
The European Union and China concluded a two-day summit in Beijing Wednesday, with candid discussion over Europe's troubled steel industry, market economy status for China and human rights.

EU-China relations
As two of the three biggest economies and leading traders in the world, the EU and China have a strong interest in a deep and comprehensive partnership.

Brexit overshadows EU-China meeting
The 18th bilateral summit between the EU and China got under way in Beijing Tuesday, with Brexit overshadowing discussions on political and economic relations as well as global and regional issues.