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Civil Society Dialogue on State of Play of the EU-China Investment Negotiations

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the state of play of the EU-China investment negotiations.

  • Date: 09/07/2020, 15:00-16:30
  • Location: WEBEX

Meeting details

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the state of play of the EU-China investment negotiations.

With the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), the EU seeks to create new investment opportunities for European companies by opening China’s market and eliminating discriminatory laws and practices that prevent them from competing in the Chinese market on an equal basis with Chinese companies and companies from other third countries. The negotiations were formally launched during the 16th EU-China Summit held in November 2013 and the 30th round is planned to take place on the week of 29 June.

These negotiations are key in the EU’s efforts to rebalance the openness and enhance the level playing field as highlighted in the Joint Communication “EU-China – A strategic outlook”. At the 21st EU-China Summit in April 2019, the two sides committed to achieve in the course of 2019 the decisive progress required, notably with regard to the liberalisation commitments, for the conclusion of an ambitious EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement in 2020.

It was also agreed that the high level of ambition would be reflected in substantially improved market access, level playing field and the inclusion of provisions on investment and sustainable development.


Lead participants

  • Ms Maria Martin-Prat, Director, Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) Chief Negotiator for CAI
  • Investment Unit, DG Trade
  • Far East Unit, DG Trade

Civil Society Dialogue Coordinator - Information, Communication and Civil Society, DG Trade


  1. State of play of ongoing negotiations between the EU and China by the European Commission.
  2. Open discussion with stakeholders.

Relevant documents

The meeting will take place via WEBEX. Access code and password will be sent to registered participants. We would be grateful if participants could launch their WEBEX connection 30 minutes in advance of the meeting so that any technical problems can be arranged in time before the meeting.

Related documents

  • trade agreement | investment
  • Thursday 9 July 2020, 15:30 - 16:30 (CEST)
  • Live streaming available
Country or region
  • China
Trade topics
  • Investment
  • Negotiations and agreements
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Practical information

Thursday 9 July 2020, 15:30 - 16:30 (CEST)
Directorate-General for Trade