12 January 2016 / On the eve of the College of Commissioners' 'orientation debate' on the market economy status (MES) of China, several MEPs hosted a crucial debate in the European Parliament in Brussels. MEPs David Borrelli, Edouard Martin and Emmanuel Maurel co-hosted the event consisting of two panels.
Speakers agreed that a decision on China's MES is not automatic. Moreover, granting MES while China does not play by the same rules, thus removing the EU's ability to use the anti-dumping tool, puts EU jobs at serious risk.
Panel 1 - Should China be granted MES? The myth of automatism, the danger of a unilateral decision
- Gabriel Gresillon - Journalist, Les Echos | Tweet
- Salvatore Cicu - MEP, INTA Committee | Tweet
- Bernard O'Connor - Lawyer, NCTM | Presentation
- Emmanuel Maurel - MEP, INTA Committee | Tweet
Panel 2 - What if China was granted MES? Predicted negative consequences for EU industries
- Edouard Martin - MEP, ITRE Committee | Tweet
- Guido Nelissen - Trade Unionist, IndustriAll | Presentation
- David Borrelli - MEP, INTA & ITRE Committees | Tweet | Press article
- Claude Turmes - MEP, ITRE Committee | Tweet
- Renaud Batier - Cerame-Unie/AEGIS Europe | Presentation