Promoting ‘Green’ and ‘Social’ Values with China: Assessing EU Trade-related Cooperation on Sustainable Development
Promoting ‘Green’ and ‘Social’ Values with China: Assessing EU Trade-related Cooperation on Sustainable Development | Edited by Weinian Hu and Jacques Pelkmans | CEPS | May 2022
For the present e-book, the authors are indebted to many colleagues from universities in Europe, China and the US, for insightful discussion and valuable suggestions. In particular, we wish to thank Bernard Hoekman for encouragement, suggestions and his insistence to bring out this eBook. The theme and its in-depth treatment is neither a run-of-the-mill analysis of EU Trade Policy, nor of EU-China cooperative relations. Trade policy specialists do not deal with bilateral cooperation, with some occasional sectoral exceptions. The debates in the EU circuits are almost entirely focused on trade negotiations and mutually agreed ‘hard’ obligations. We show that there is more and that, in the case of EU-China, it matters for sustainable development whilst supporting an important plank of EU trade policy.
Rebooting Multilateral Trade Cooperation: Perspectives from China and Europe
Rebooting Multilateral Trade Cooperation: Perspectives from China and Europe | Edited by B. Hoekman, X. Tu and D. Wang | voxEU.org | July 2021
Joint leadership by China and the EU to establish a balanced work programme spanning old and new issues of interest to all WTO members is necessary to safeguard the rules-based trade order. This book, a product of a Horizon 2020 research project (RESPECT), brings together essays written by teams of European and Chinese trade policy experts, who explore possible paths to revitalise the WTO.
B. Hoekman, X. Tu, and D. Wang
- Chapter: 1 Reviving the negotiation function of the WTO: Why the onus falls on the three major powers
X. Tu and R. Wolfe
- Chapter 2: Transparency and Local Subsidies in China and the United States
S. J. Evenett and Q. Kong
- Chapter 3: China, the European Union, and the WTO Dispute Settlement Crisis
S. Liao and P. C. Mavroidis
- Chapter 4: Special and differential treatment and developing country status: Can the two be separated?
- Chapter 5: National security and other non-trade objectives under WTO law
F. Cui, C. Hoeffler, and S. C. Hofmann
- Chapter 6: Is it Possible to Promote an Agricultural Agenda in the WTO?
X. Lu and A. Matthews
- Chapter 7: About Knowledge and Rulemaking: Reforming WTO Rules on Subsidies
S. Li and L. Rubini
- Chapter 8: A Core Proposal for Reforming the WTO’s Subsidy Rules
- Chapter 9: What kinds of rules are needed to support digital trade?
M. F. Ferracane and M. Li
- Chapter 10: Updating the General Agreement on Trade in Services
B. Hoekman and J. Shi
- Chapter 11: The EU–China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: A Model for Investment Coverage in the World Trade Organization?
J. Kurtz and B. Gong
- Chapter 12: State-Owned Enterprises and International Competition: Towards Plurilateral Agreement
B. Hoekman and A. Sapir
- Chapter 13: Climate Change, Trade Policy, and the WTO
J. Zhang and Z. Xie
Europe’s Trade Strategy for the Age of Geoeconomic Globalisation
A new eBook by Christian Bluth, ‘Europe’s Trade Strategy for the Age of Geoeconomic Globalisation’, forecasts the political and non-political megatrends that will shape the world for the next two decades and maps out a comprehensive strategy for EU trade policymaking to address and manage these shifting challenges of the future.
Perspectives on the Soft Power of EU
Perspectives on the Soft Power of EU Trade Policy | Edited by S. Bilal and B. Hoekman | voxEU.org | July 2019
- Introduction: EU trade and external policy in troubled waters
S. Bilal and B. Hoekman
- Chapter 1: EU trade policy and non-trade objectives: The RESPECT survey
M. Fiorini, B. Hoekman, N. Ralaison and A. Yildirim
- Chapter 2: Trade policy: Is there a way back to global governance? A European view
- Chapter 3: The EU and world regions: Multilateralism, bilateralism, and commercial realism
- Chapter 4: What future for EU trade policy and free trade agreements?
- Chapter 5: EU economic diplomacy: Enhancing the impact and coherence of the EU’s external actions in the economic sphere
- Chapter 6: A personal history of EU trade policy
- Chapter 7: EU trade policy and services: The perspective from the private sector
- Chapter 8: Differentiation and soft power as a means of promoting a balanced rules-based trading system: The case of public procurement
- Chapter 9: The EU trade policy on geographical indications and the missing link with development
S. Inama and P. Crivelli
- Chapter 10: Science and innovation and EU trade policy: Bridging a conceptual and policy gap
- Chapter 11: The EU as a trade and development partner to the ACP: Some initial reflections
- Chapter 12: Regional integration in Africa: Need for a paradigm shift?
- Chapter 13: Africa–EU Post-2020 trade regimes: Welcome to the past and back to the future
- Chapter 14: Towards rethinking the Economic Partnership Agreements
D. Luke and H. Suominen
- Chapter 15: Strengthening EU soft power by better engaging with Africa
- Chapter 16: Economic Partnership Agreements as central pillar of a Comprehensive Africa-Europe Alliance
- Chapter 17: Limits to soft power in the Economic Partnership Agreements
- Chapter 18: Lessons from TTIP Toxicity for EU-US Trade Talks
- Chapter 19: Improving the enforcement of labour standards in the EU’s free trade agreements
M. Bronckers and G. Gruni
- Chapter 20: EU trade and development policies: How has Fair Trade been used as a tool to achieve sustainability for people and planet?
A. Sinigaglia and S. Corbalán
- Chapter 21: EU trade and development policy in Asia: Promoting core EU values
M. Bungenberg and A. Hazarika