EESC public hearing on Granting Market Economy Status to China

5 April 2016 / The European Economic and Social Committee's Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) organised a Public Hearing on “Granting Market Economy Status to China” on 5 April 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The hearing was part of the preparation of an own-initiative opinion on the same subject. Ines Van Lierde conveyed AEGIS Europe's views as a speaker on the first panel. Further information is available on the EESC website.


14:30 – 14:45 OPENING SESSION

moderated by Mr. Mindaugas Maciulevičius, EESC Member, President of the study group on "Market economy status for China"

  • Welcome by Ms Lucie Studničná, EESC, President of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI)
  • A representative of the European Commission (tbc)

14:45 – 16:10 PANEL I: Impact on the EU Industry and Global Environment of granting MES to China

Moderated by Mr. Gerald Kreuzer, Corapporteur of the CCMI opinion on China MES

  • Mr. Lutz Ribbe, Director for Nature Conservation Policy at EuroNatur and Member of the EESC
  • Ms Inès Van Lierde, Secretary General of Euroalliage, on behalf of AEGIS, the Industry Alliance
  • Mr. Aleksandar Popov, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Bulgaria presented by Mr. Georgi Stoev, Deputy chairman of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member of the EESC
  • Dr.Jonathan Holslag, Free Brussels University

16:30 – 17:50 PANEL II: Impact on the EU Employment and exports of granting MES to China

moderated by Mr. Andres Barcelo, Rapporteur of the CCMI opinion on China MES

  • Mr. Guido Nelissen, IndustriAll Europe
  • Mr. Željko Pazin, Trade, Legal, R&D&I Manager at Orgalime
  • Ms. Luisa Santos, Director of International Relations Department at Business Europe

17:50 – 18:00 CONCLUSIONS – Wrap up of the hearing

  • Mr. Barcelo Delgado, rapporteur CCMI/144
  • Mr Kreuzer, Co-rapporteur CCCMI/144