Group of MEPs launch “counter-public consultation” on MES for China

15 March 2016 / Today a group of MEPs announced the launch of a "counter-public consultation" on the Market Economy Status of China. The European Commission opened a public consultation on 10 February but it does not contain any space to provide free-form answers and is currently only available in English. By contrast, the counter-public consultation includes open-ended questions and is available in five languages.

This initiative is backed by the European Parliament's MES China Action Group, consisting of 68 MEPs, and is led by MEPs Edouard Martin (S&D, France), Claude Rolin (EPP, Belgium), David Borrelli (EFDD, Italy), Emmanuel Maurel (S&D, France), and Reinhard Bütikofer (Greens, Germany).

  • The counter-public consultation is available at (closes 1 May).
  • Watch the press conference here.
  • The European Commission public consultation is available online.