27 October 2016 / AEGIS Europe, Committee of Regions, IndustriAll, European Trade Union, the European Trade Union Confederation, the Workers' Group and Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee, and 33 Members of the European Parliament today sent a letter calling on the European Commission to effectively defend EU producers against unfairly dumped Chinese exports.
18 October 2016 / "The existence of a robust EU trade defence system is fundamental to the future of industrial manufacturing in Europe, one which is losing production and jobs to China every day." AEGIS Europe responds to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council: ‘Towards a robust trade policy for the EU in the interest of jobs and growth’
14 October 2016 / Representatives of industry and employers´ federations from Central and Eastern European (CEE) states - Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia - issued a joint declaration on MES China.
22 September 2016 / On the eve of the informal meeting of EU Trade Ministers due to take place on 22 and 23 September in Bratislava, AEGIS Europe, an alliance of manufacturing industries, sent a communiqué to Ministers urging them to safeguard European trade defense instruments (TDIs) - and ensure that European manufacturing has a future.
2 September 2016 / Ahead of the G20 Summit in China on 4-5 September, AEGIS Europe calls on G20 leaders to take a stand against Chinese state-induced overcapacities and overproduction. Leaders must support the use of legally robust trade defence instruments that effectively address flagrant and recurrent dumping by Chinese producers across many sectors in global markets.
12 agosto 2016 / L'eventuale decisione della Commissione europea sullo status di economia di mercato della Cina dopo il chiaro rifiuto di Washington potrebbe avere pesanti conseguenze sulle relazioni Ue-USA, ha dichiarato all'ANSA Alberto Forchielli - finanziere ed economista italiano.
25 July 2016 / European trade union industriAll published a reply including questions for the European Commission following the College of Commissioner's orientation debate on 20 July on EU trade with China. Read the full press release here.
20 July 2016 / European industry greeted today’s announcement of Commissioners that the EU will not grant China MES - and that the EU would apply a new non-standard methodology for dealing with anti-dumping calculations for imports from China - with cautious relief.
At the same time, European industry expressed unease because there was no clear statement that the EU would continue to link its trade defense measures on imports from China to the EU’s 5 market economy criteria.
20 July 2016 / On Tuesday 19 July, ETUC – BusinessEurope published joint declaration on China’s Market Economy Status expressing concerns on what the expiry of Section 15 subparagraph (a)(ii) on China’s accession to the WTO could mean for the EU. Full text of the declaration can be found on ETUC and BusinessEurope websites.
18 July 2016 / On Wednesday 20 July, the College of European Commissioners will debate the future of Europe’s entire manufacturing industry when it discusses if China should be granted Market Economy Status (MES).