China agrees to discussions over EU wine dispute





China has taken a step back from imposing punitive tariffs on European wine producers after Beijing and Brussels agreed to end their trade dispute over levies on solar panels from China.

China and the European Union have agreed there is a "window for discussions" to endeavour to resolve accusations that Europe is dumping wine in China. According to The Guardian, the thawing of the trade dispute will allow discussions to take place over the inference that French, Spanish and Italian wine is being exported for sale at below the cost of production.

Responding to the EU's initial plan to impose punitive duties on solar panels, China launched an anti-dumping inquiry into European wine sales, which inevitably lead to retaliatory duties on exporters in France, Spain and Italy.

China's willingness to address the spate of related disputes is a welcome sign that the tensions between two of the world's biggest economies are being addressed. Europe is China's premier trading partner, while China lies second only to the US for the EU.

The aforementioned source intimates that the relationship still remains delicate as both sides seek to protect industries from unfair competition. Additionally, China are upping their production of sophisticated products that Europe manufacture.

The EU trade commissioner Karel De Gucht informed a news conference that the Chinese government has promised to facilitate the discussions in order to find a suitable resolution.

In the solar dispute, De Gucht reached a deal with Beijing on Saturday by setting a minimum price for Chinese solar panel imports in Europe, which were worth €21bn (£18bn) last year.

China is the world's biggest importer of Bordeaux wines and consumption soared 110 percent in 2011 alone.
 
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Written by: Ben Moss

Ben Moss 

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