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Gisela Grieger

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The trade pillar of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement [International Agreements in Progress]

On 28 June 2019, the European Union (EU) and the four founding members of Mercosur (the ‘Southern Common Market’) – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – reached an ‘agreement in principle’ on a free trade agreement (FTA) as part of a wider association agreement (AA). Continue reading

Towards a new EU policy approach to China: 21st EU-China Summit – April 2019

With the European Parliament elections set for May 2019, the 21st EU-China Summit has been advanced, to be held in Brussels on 9 April 2019, only nine months after the previous one. Continue reading

Modernisation of the trade pillar of the EU-Chile Association Agreement [International Agreements in Progress]

In November 2017, the EU and Chile launched negotiations on a modernised trade pillar of the 2002 EU-Chile Association Agreement, based on a Council negotiating mandate which is the first-ever to have been published prior to the start of negotiations with a view to enhancing transparency and inclusiveness. Continue reading

EU trade with Latin America and the Caribbean: Overview and figures

Growing geopolitical rivalry, escalating trade tensions between the United States and China (both big players in Latin America and the Caribbean – LAC) and a US trade policy shifting away from a multilateral towards a bilateral approach based on ‘America First’, have created uncertainty in this part of the world. Continue reading

Modernising trade defence instruments [EU Legislation in Progress]

Trade defence instruments (TDIs) play a vital role in countering unfair trade practices from third countries and in levelling the playing field for EU companies, notably in times of mounting global overcapacity in a number of sectors. Continue reading

EU framework for FDI screening [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 13 September 2017, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation establishing a framework for screening foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the EU on grounds of security or public order. Continue reading

Protection from dumped and subsidised imports [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 9 November 2016, the European Commission published a proposal for targeted changes to the EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy regulations. The proposal is a response to the expiry of parts of China’s WTO accession protocol in December 2016 and to unfair trade practices from third countries. Continue reading

China’s WTO accession: 15 years on Taking, shaking or shaping WTO rules?

Written by Gisela Grieger, Graphs by Christian Dietrich, 11 December 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In 2001, after arduous negotiations with key WTO members, China agreed not only to extensive market access commitments but also to substantial non-reciprocal rules obligations. This was unprecedented in WTO history. … Continue reading

Argentina: Economic indicators and trade with EU

This infographic, elaborated in close cooperation between EPRS and GlobalStat, provides key information on Argentinian trade and economic indicators, as well as on its commercial links with the European Union. Continue reading

China: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Gisela Grieger and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), Updated on 4.10.2018 China’s economy is slowing from past two-digit growth rates to a ‘new normal’ growth rate of ‘only’ 6.5% on average under the current five-year plan (2016-2020). To what extent does this slowdown affect China’s … Continue reading

China’s Market Economy Status debate

Written by Laura Puccio and Gisela Grieger, Since the fall of the Soviet Bloc and the opening of transition economies to international trade, a distinction between non-market economies (NMEs) and market economies has been established in international trade law, in particular in the framework of anti-dumping (AD) investigations. In a NME, domestic prices are considered … Continue reading

Taiwan’s political landscape ahead of elections

Written by Gisela Grieger, Public opinion polls suggest that the 16 January presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan are likely to bring about a change in power. The ruling nationalist Kuomintang (KMT), which advocates stronger ties with mainland China is expected to lose the presidency, and possibly even its majority in the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s … Continue reading

EU-China Summit – building new connections

Written by Gisela Grieger Read more: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, EPRS Briefing China’s leading role in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, EPRS Briefing The Chinese Communist Party (CCP): How to explain its longevity?, EPRS Briefing The role of the army in China’s politics, EPRS Briefing The EU-China Summit on 29 June 2015 marks the 40th anniversary … Continue reading

Separatism in China’s Xinjiang Province

Written by Gisela Grieger Against the backdrop of rising Islamist separatism in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) the Members’ Research Service hosted a Policy Hub looking at Xinjiang Province, on Monday 2 February 2015. The discussions centred on a comprehensive presentation by guest speaker Graham Hutchings, managing director of Oxford Analytica, aimed at putting the … Continue reading

China: Assimilating or radicalising Uighurs?

Written by Gisela Grieger The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), a restive province in China’s western periphery, is populated in almost equal proportions by Turkic-speaking Uighurs and Mandarin-speaking Han Chinese. The Uighurs, who are predominantly Muslim, call the region East Turkestan. Since October 2013, when China witnessed its first terrorist suicide car attack on Beijing’s … Continue reading

China: anti-trust probes targeting foreign firms

Written by Gisela Grieger Since 2013, China’s anti-trust regulators have drastically stepped up the enforcement of China’s competition law against foreign firms. Major EU and Japanese automobile companies have recently been heavily fined for alleged price-fixing and monopolistic conduct. Western media and business lobbies have claimed that Chinese anti-trust investigations have targeted foreign companies in … Continue reading

Hong Kong: one country, two systems?

Written by Gisela Grieger The on-going heated debate about the introduction of universal suffrage for the election of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive has turned into widespread protests on the territory’s streets. Hopes that the public would be able to nominate candidates were dashed by China’s decision to allow only committee-based nomination of candidates in the … Continue reading

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