Will the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement facilitate investment by EU companies in China?
11 January 2021
The European Union (EU) and the People’s Republic of China concluded the negotiations on their investment treaty, the EU/China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), on 30 December 2020.
Although the CAI has raised political objections and its text still needs to be finalised, it is already considered as a ground-breaking investment treaty between two of the biggest trading partners in the world and may represent a substantial opportunity for EU Companies to consider new investments in China. This bulletin seeks to identify what we know of the key agreed principles.