Delegation of the European Union to Australia

Webinar: European Union-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement - 27 Jan 18:30 (AEDT)

20/01/2021 - 00:55
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The European Union reached an investment deal with China in late December 2020 that will boost access to a consumer market of 1.4 billion.

The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) creates a better balance in EU-China trade relations and commits China to ambitious principles on sustainability, transparency and non-discrimination.

In particular, it will integrate commitments in the area of labour, including the commitment by China to pursue ratification of the ILO fundamental Conventions on forced labour. This is an unprecedented outcome, China has never committed to this with any trade partner.


Moderator: Jane Drake-Brockman, Industry Professor, Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide & Board Director, Australian Services Roundtable

Keynote Speaker : Maria Martin-Prat, EU Chief Negotiator, European Commission, Brussels


Bryan Mercurio, Simon F.S. Li Professor of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum, Brussels

This event is part of the (Jean Monnet Network) Trade & Investment in Services Associates Policy Research Outreach Series 2021. Brought to you by the Institute for International Trade (University of Adelaide), the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the European Services Forum


Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide