Rocky Road to a Level Playing Field in EU–China Investment and Trade Relations

Author
Damian Wnukowski, Artur Gradziuk
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
At the beginning of 2014, the European Union and China launched negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty that would launch the next stage in economic relations between them. Although both approach numerous issues differently, they have also strong incentives to seek compromise. Reaching an agreement on investment topics could be a significant step towards creating a favourable environment for cooperation and resolving most contentious sticking points in bilateral relations in the near future. It could also become a template for future similar EU agreements.
Topic
Economics, International Trade and Finance, Bilateral Relations, China, European Union
Political Geography
China, European Union