Project Background

 

Mission

China's fast economic growth is changing the global trade and investment landscape, creating a growing market for goods and services, and delivering higher incomes across the country, while contributing to reductions in poverty and increased living standards. At the same time, growth has led to regional inequalities and adverse environmental impact, and has exposed China to global economic uncertainty, such as the financial crisis.

The European Union is China's largest trading partner and its largest market, and the EU and China form the second largest trading relationship in the world. The European Union is committed to supporting China's sustainable development – supporting China's integration into the world economy, helping China continue to alleviate poverty, and supporting transparent and effective governance in China.

EUCTP II is the third major EU-China trade related technical assistance project since 2000. From 2010 to 2015, project activities will support the Chinese government's trade reform and sustainable development agenda by working under the EU-China economic and trade dialogues to promote fair competition and value for consumers; facilitate harmonisation with international standards and promote safe products; improve food safety and quality; modernise customs; encourage a more transparent legal environment, and work towards transparency, good governance and sustainable development.

EUCTP II will hold approximately 400 individual activities, organised under five linked components covering 40 technical files, to support China's continued integration into the global trading system. To learn more about the activities of EUCTP II, click on the component areas below.

» Trade in services

» Quality infrastructure and technical barriers to trade

» Agriculture and SPS

» Customs and trade related regulatory systems

» Cross-cutting Policies

EUCTP II is implemented by a consortium including Cardno Belgium, Cardno Australia, the Sustainable Development Association, CEN and BSI

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Components Area

The activities of the EU China Trade project are organized into five component areas, covering 40 technical files. Each component implements the activities and supports the priorities established in the EU China trade dialogues. To learn more about the activities implemented by the EUCTP, or to discuss initiating an activity in your field, please contact the team in the relevant component.

Trade in Services (component 1) Factfile

Key expert: Madam Huang Danhan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project manager: Daphné Richet-Cooper This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aim: Encouraging liberalisation and better regulation in service sectors. Promoting fairer competition and value for consumers

Technical files: Financial Stability & Policy, Banking, Insurance, Securities, Telecommunications, Tourism, Creative & Cultural Industries, Overall Services.

 

Quality Infrastructure and Technical Barriers to Trade (component 2) Factfile

Key expert: Charles Barker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project manager: Xiaojuan Jiang This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aim: Promoting Harmonisation with international standards, conformity assessment, and enforcement to facilitate trade

Technical files: Legislation and Standards, Conformity Assessment, Product Safety, ICT, Metrology, Industry Sectors covering the following industries: Automotive, Cosmetics, Toys, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Medical Devices, Electrical & Mechanical. 

 

Agriculture and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (component 3) Factfile

Key expert: Javier Buchard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project manager: Yang Tingting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aim: Improving food safety and quality, encouraging better enforcement of food safety rules in line with international standards (SPS). Supporting modernisation of Agriculture and Agro-food sector

Technical files: Food Safety & SPS, Plant Health, Animal Health, Geographical Indications, Bio-technologies

 

Customs and Trade Related Regulatory Systems (component 4) Factfile

Key expert: Madam Li Yan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project manager: Saxon Booth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aim: Supporting Modernization of customs to ensure improved Trade Facilitation and risk management. Encouraging alignment with international standards.

Technical files: Trade Facilitation and Custom Modernisation, Trade Statistics, Combatting Commercial Fraud and Smuggling

 

Cross Cutting Issues (component 5) Factfile

Key expert: Phillip Bartley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project manager: Lukas Kudlimay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project manager: Lipei Zhang This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aim: Encouraging more engagement and efficient relations in international bodies, supporting a more transparent legal environment, and working towards transparency, good governance and sustainable development

Technical files: Competition Policy, CSR, IPR, Investment, Low Carbon Economy, Public Procurement, Regulatory Reform 

 

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Partners

The EUCTP works with Chinese and European ministries, directorates general and other organisations to develop and deliver results, as well as other international and donor organisations working in the field of trade and sustainable development in China. To learn more about these organisations, use the links below:

EU Partners

 

China partners

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