The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment aims to replace more than two dozen bilateral investment treaties between the EU’s 27 member states and China. Photo: Xinhua The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment aims to replace more than two dozen bilateral investment treaties between the EU’s 27 member states and China. Photo: Xinhua
The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment aims to replace more than two dozen bilateral investment treaties between the EU’s 27 member states and China. Photo: Xinhua

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What is the China-EU CAI and how is an investment deal different from a trade deal?

  • The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment has been seven years in the making and still nothing has been signed
  • China signed two big trade deals this year – the phase one trade deal with the US and RCEP – but this investment treaty has a different purpose

Topic |   China-EU investment deal
The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment aims to replace more than two dozen bilateral investment treaties between the EU’s 27 member states and China. Photo: Xinhua The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment aims to replace more than two dozen bilateral investment treaties between the EU’s 27 member states and China. Photo: Xinhua
The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment aims to replace more than two dozen bilateral investment treaties between the EU’s 27 member states and China. Photo: Xinhua
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