Brussels, Thursday 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).
15 July 2016 / Reuters reported that the U.S. warned China during a WTO Council on Trade in Goods meeting that it had not done enough to qualify for market economy status, especially in steel and aluminium. Read the full article here.
Brussels, Thursday 14 July 2016- Following the EU-China Summit in Beijing on 12 – 13 July, AEGIS Europe, a grouping of nearly 30 European manufacturing associations, says that European leaders must not let down European industry and its workers by giving into China on Market Economy Status (MES). ‘Concessions’ on steel dumping are not justification for the granting of the much-coveted status.
14 July 2016 / The European Economic and Social Committee issued a press release to warn against granting China market economy status (MES) and to call on the European institutions to promote fair international competition and actively defend European jobs and European values with efficient trade defence instruments (TDIs). Read the full press release here.
11 Luglio 2016 / In vista del Vertice UE-Cina a Pechino il 12-13 luglio, AEGIS Europa, un'alleanza di oltre 30 associazioni manifatturiere europee, invita il Presidente della Commissione europea Juncker e il Presidente del Consiglio europeo, Donald Tusk, aprendere una posizione chiara contro il dumping, l'eccesso di capacità produttiva e sovvenzioni illegali cinesi.