Past Event

The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: Will it be a game changer?

Anabel González (PIIE), Sabine Weyand (European Commission) and Wendy Cutler (Asia Society Policy Institute)


February 3, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Virtual Event

Event Summary

The European Union and China recently concluded a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) aimed at laying down the necessary arrangements for the liberalization of investment between the parties. What is CAI’s content on transparency, level playing field, market access commitments, sustainable development and dispute settlement? What are the implications of CAI for investors? How does it compare relative to the US-China phase one deal? What are its systemic implications?

Joining this episode of Trade Winds to present the paper were:


Anabel González, PIIE Nonresident Senior Fellow


  • Sabine Weyand, Director-General for Trade, European Commission
  • Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington DC office, Asia Society Policy Institute


Trade Winds is a biweekly virtual event series hosted by Anabel González that explores the future of global commerce in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery.