Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

Reflections on EU-China trade relations


The geopolitical relationship between the EU and China is multifaceted and at times complicated. Despite the potentially disrupting effects of decoupling dynamics between the 2 global powers, their trade relations have remained resilient. The fact that the EU has now become China’s largest trading partner, whereas China is the EU’s second largest trading partner illustrates the continuous need for mutual cooperation.

What’s next for EU-China trade relations? What are some prospects for Sino-European cooperation to promote mutual growth? Which business opportunities are there for European companies?  

Prominent speakers Ms. Shada Islam and Mr. Daniel Gros will address the challenges related to EU-China cooperation in the BCECC’s webinar “Reflections on EU-China trade relations” on 14 October 2021. Join us to learn all about current and future Sino-European trade relations and the consequences for your business.


11:00-11:10: Opening remarks by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC
11:10-11:30: “The EU’s third way approach to relations with China” by Ms. Shada Islam, Founder and Director of the New Horizons Project
11:30-11:50: “EU-China economic relations: where is the decoupling?” by Mr. Daniel Gros, Distinguished Fellow and Member of the Board of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
11:50-12:10: Q&A session
12:10-12:20: Closing remarks by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC


Zoom (link will be sent out to the participants upon registration)


BCECC Members: Free of charge
Non-members: €40/person (VAT Excl.)