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On February 27, Brussels local time, Reuters quoted EU Trade Commissioner de Gucht as saying that China has requested to negotiate with the EU on the trade dispute between solar panels and telecommunications equipment. De Gucht pointed out that relevant resolutions must be reached before June 7, otherwise China's exported products may be subject to punitive measures

solar panels and telecommunications equipment are the most concerned dispute areas in China EU trade in the past year. The EU has always accused Chinese enterprises of "dumping" in the EU market at lower than cost prices by taking advantage of government subsidies. In the first half of last year, the European Union informed member states that it had collected conclusive evidence to prove that Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers such as Huawei and ZTE benefited from illegal government subsidies, but the European Union has not made any accusations

China "hopes for a peaceful settlement"

Reuters said that after the complaint filed by Solarworld in Germany, the EU is currently preparing a report on the impact of Chinese solar panel manufacturers receiving government subsidies

de Gucht said that the temporary tariff decision must be made before June 7, and the final decision must be made before the end of the year. "This sets a timetable (for negotiations), and so does the telecommunications equipment."

de Gucht pointed out that it was the Chinese side that asked for consultation to find a peaceful solution. China and the EU have been in contact and have exchanged relevant personnel

according to relevant EU statistics, in 2011, Chinese enterprises exported about 21billion euros of solar panels and parts to the EU, accounting for about 60% of China's total exports of such products and about 7% of China's total exports to the EU. According to external evaluation, the solar panel case is the largest trade friction case in the world

there are different views on solar panel disputes within the EU. A European solar panel installation enterprise said that if a 60% tariff was imposed on Chinese panels, the EU would lose up to 242000 jobs in three years

compared with solar panels, the progress of the case of telecommunication equipment is slow, but the impact on the political and economic levels may be much greater. A number of European Union manufacturers, including Alcatel, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens, have so far not filed charges against China's telecommunications equipment exports

however, de Gucht said that even if enterprises do not mention it, the EU executive committee has the right to initiate investigations on its own. However, this still needs the evidence provided by European manufacturers and the consent of EU Member States

according to Reuters, the EU telecommunications industry accounts for 4.8% of the EU GDP

EU diplomats said that EU member states have different attitudes towards Huawei. Britain and the Netherlands welcome China because it can bring jobs, while other countries worry that Chinese products will enter sensitive fields such as telecommunications. Reuters said that an EU internal report leaked last year said that sanctions against Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers were necessary because the increasing market share would threaten national security

the last customer of the European Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences visited other places. Chen Xin, director of the Economic Research Office of the Institute, told the morning post yesterday that the EU is still "promoting" free trade, but in different forms. Some countries welcome Huawei from the perspective of attracting investment and increasing employment

China EU trade disputes arise one after another

it is not just telecommunications equipment and solar panels. Of the 32 cases involving dumping and tariff subsidies currently being investigated by the EU executive committee, 21 are related to China. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has just ruled that China has violated the anti-dumping duty on European Security inspection equipment

on February 27, the EU executive committee also proposed to impose long-term import tariffs on China's porcelain plates, other tableware and kitchenware, which was opposed by most EU member states at the end of last year. The EU proposed tax rate is between 13.1% and 36.1%, and EU member states still need to vote on it. According to the data of the EU executive committee, in 2011, the total value of ceramic tableware and kitchenware imported by the EU from China was 728million euros

it is not without coincidence that the Ministry of Commerce of China also announced yesterday that since March 1, imported toluidine originating in the European Union has been subject to temporary anti-dumping measures and needs to pay 22.2% to 36.9% of the deposit to the customs

Chen Xin believes that CISRI and huangrongxun have decided to further expand the scope of cooperation, and the Sino EU trade situation this year is still not optimistic. Chen Xin pointed out that in recent years, the amount of anti-dumping cases between China and the EU has gradually expanded, and the controversial products have been upgraded from primary products to high value-added products

"now the EU executive committee plans to directly launch an investigation, skip enterprises and take the initiative." Chen Xin said that this set a precedent for similar investigations in the future

Marcus edrell, EU ambassador to China, said in late January that EU anti-dumping and countervailing tariffs would only affect less than 1% of China's exports to Europe, and said that the EU would not launch a trade war with China. It is estimated that China EU trade volume will exceed 500billion euros in 2012. Zhonghua glass () Department

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