Gao Hucheng with German Vice Chancellor and economic and technical Minister Rösler co-chaired by the Fifteenth Meeting of the Joint Committee of the Sino-German economic cooperation
On August 30, the Fifteenth Meeting of the Joint Commission of the Sino-German economic cooperation held in Beijing, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce International Trade Representative and Vice Minister Gao Hucheng co-chaired the meeting with German Vice Chancellor and Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Minister Rösler.
Gao said that China and Germany in various fields of economic and trade cooperation has achieved fruitful results since the Joint Commission in November 2008. Expanding the scale of bilateral trade and two-way investment, especially Chinese enterprises to Germany investment growth accelerated. The bilateral economic and trade relations have entered a new stage of development.
Gao pointed out that China and Germany signed to promote two-way investment and the establishment of the Joint Statement of the Council of Economic Advisers, the vision of the leaders of the two countries, made an important strategic decision to build a good platform for the exchanges and cooperation between enterprises of the two countries. He would expand two-way investment and cooperation to make a few suggestions: First, investment and cooperation from a strategic perspective, the two sides have decided to establish an investment cooperation in the framework of the Joint Commission of the Sino-German economic cooperation forum, I hope the two sides will run this forum, making it have an impact force the authority of the Investment Promotion and professional exchange platform; strengthen investment to promote exchanges and cooperation between the institutions. The Ministry of Commerce will actively promote the establishment of an investment advisory and promotion agencies in Germany, and on this basis to support the Chinese-funded enterprises set up the scope of the whole of Germany Chamber of Commerce; suggested that the German government to strengthen its embassies and consulates, investment promotion agencies, the Immigration and policy coordination and linkage of the Department of Labor to provide more convenience for Chinese enterprises have settled down, and follow-up operations.
Gao said, to continue to promote local economic and trade cooperation and Germany. Local governments and enterprises are the main force of foreign trade and economic cooperation, and has played an integral role in the Sino-German economic and trade cooperation. Commerce Department attaches great importance to Sino-German Ecological Park Qingdao, cooperation the Taicang, Shenyang, Sino-German business cooperation base "Foshan" Sino-German industrial service area, as well as Chongqing Two Rivers Area and other regions of Germany, given, together with Germany, China and Germany place trade and economic cooperation more policy support and guidance, give full play to their exemplary role, and comprehensively improve the level of Sino-German economic and trade cooperation.
About the EU anti-dumping measures proposed solar photovoltaic products to China, Gao said China has taken note on behalf of the EU to Germany Solarworld PV cell industry has the European Commission to bring China photovoltaic cells, the anti-dumping applications. Reacted strongly to the Chinese industry, the Chinese government is very concerned. First, it is unfair to blame Chinese companies dumping, but also to pass the crisis. Secondly, the sanctions against Chinese products do not meet the interests of Germany. Procurement of production equipment from overseas, accounted for 45% of imports from countries such as Germany. Third, through consultation and cooperation and properly resolve the friction. Germany's position is key, because German companies filed the case. EU trade remedy measures proposed wireless communications products with China, Gao said the two sides to resolve trade frictions through dialogue and consultations.
Rossler said that Germany is willing to work with China to strive to achieve the bilateral trade volume in 2015 reached $ 280 billion goal. Two-way direct investment is very important for both sides. German side notes that since 2001, China made efforts to improve market access conditions. The German side welcomed Chinese enterprises in Germany investment, but also hope that the Chinese side welcomes the investment of German companies and continue to improve the investment environment. Germany to actively support the local cooperative project of Qingdao Sino-German eco-park, more German SMEs settled.
Rösler pointed out that the German government and the business community to support the concept of free trade, against the abuse of trade remedy measures. For trade friction between China and the EU in the field of photovoltaic products and wireless communication products, the German government agreed with China's position and look forward to the EU to solve the problem through negotiation and dialogue.
The two sides also export financing, government procurement, export of raw materials, standardization and certification to expand the scale of bilateral trade issues, as well as China-EU FTA feasibility study the issue and exchanged views and ideas.