• 12-MAY-2016

  • SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

China: EU Parliament Rejects the Granting of Market Economy Status (EN/IT/DE)

EU Parliament rejects the granting of Market Economy Status to China (EN)

Strasbourg, 12th of May. At the request of the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament today voted on a resolution against granting Market Economy Status to China. The text stresses the importance of free and fair trade and investment between the EU and China, but highlights that China doesn't yet fulfil the criteria established by the EU to define market economies. The Parliament opposes any unilateral granting of the Market Economy Status to China in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and urges the Commission to coordinate with the EU's major trading partners to ensure that China does not abuse its position to dump its products after December 2016.

This broadcast-quality package contains 3 b-roll videos. View package details:

  • Footage of German steel workers demonstrating in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (10th May 2016)
  • Interview with S&D spokesperson on trade relations with China, MEP Alessia Mosca (during the demonstration - audio EN + audio IT)
  • interview with IG Metall representative, Thomas Schiff (audio DE)
  • Extracts of the plenary vote on granting Market Economy Status to China 
  • Interview with S&D spokesperson on trade relations with China, MEP Alessia Mosca (after the plenary vote - audio EN + audio IT)