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


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

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

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



About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.