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​CCCEU, CCCME hold talks on EU's anti-subsidy investigation into Chinese EVs

Updated: Apr 16, 2024

On April 13, 2024, in Brussels, the Secretary General Fang Dongkui of China Chamber of Commerce to the EU (CCCEU) met with a delegation led by Vice President Shi Yonghong of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME). The delegation had traveled to Brussels for a hearing and advocacy tour concerning the EU's anti-subsidy investigation into Chinese electric vehicles.

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Mr. Fang provided an overview of the chamber and its interactions with different stakeholders regarding the EU's investigation into China's electric vehicles, adding that the CCCEU has actively expressed concerns and organised relevant meetings to safeguard the interests of Chinese automobile companies in the EU.

CCCME Vice President Shi Yonghong provided an update on the delegation's meeting with the EU and a subsequent press conference conducted on Friday. He highlighted the delegation's focus on addressing concerns related to unfairness and insufficient transparency in the investigation, urging the EU to ensure full protection of the rights of Chinese companies in their defense. The CCCME is prepared to strengthen communication with the CCCEU, facilitating deeper discussions on EU market obstacles and policy orientations, with the shared goal of collectively safeguarding the rights of Chinese enterprises in the electric vehicle sector, Mr. Shi added.

Both chambers committed to enhancing exchanges to collectively protect the interests of Chinese electric vehicle enterprises. Additionally, they deliberated on subjects such as carbon footprint and specific practices regarding electric vehicle subsidies in certain EU member states.

Representatives from SAIC Motor, Geely, and BYD also attended the meeting.

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