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Granting market economy status to China

Brussels, Belgium


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The European Economic and Social Committee's Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) organizes a Public Hearing on:


“Granting Market Economy Status to China”

On 5th April 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


At EESC, Jacques Delors Building, Room JDE 52, rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels


The hearing is part of the preparation of an own-initiative opinion on the same subject.


When China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), the accession protocol included a clause which could be interpreted to mean that from a specific date (11 December 2016), China would automatically be given market economy treatment for the purposes of the application of trade defence instruments. This interpretation is contested by some stakeholders.  It would have a direct impact on industry, investment, growth and employment in Europe.


Share your opinion about granting market economy status to China. Come and join the discussion on 5th April.

You can also send us your views on granting market economy status to China right now.


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The event will be live tweeted: hashtags: #ChinaMES; #EESC

The webstreaming in English will be provided during the hearing


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For any questions or comments please contact the CCMI secretariat

For budgetary reasons, the Committee will not be able to pay transport costs and other expenses but the participation in the event is free.