Say Yes to Jobs & Fair Trade, Say No to MES for China March on Brussels
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European industry has already lost millions of manufacturing jobs to China. The question now facing the European Commission is whether to grant China ‘Market Economy Status’ (MES) in 2016. If surrendered, China MES could cost the EU millions of jobs and hundreds of billions of euros in lost growth.
Granting MES to China requires a legislative change in EU law, so the Chinese government argues that process should begin now in order to be ready by December 2016.

We are committed to European manufacturing as the fundamental driver of innovation, environmental sustainability, growth and jobs in Europe. We also support the principle of fair competition through free and fair trade.
We are calling on EU leaders to deny Market Economy Status (MES) to China, as it simply is not yet a market economy. Granting MES to China would eliminate Europe’s ability to stop Chinese dumping. Deprived of targeted EU anti-dumping measures, China would fatally undermine Europe’s industrial base and threaten European jobs. This march will provide a unique opportunity for employers and employees to tell European decision makers to not to grant China Market Economy Status in December 2016.


MANIFESTO STOP CHINA DUMPING: STOP CHINA MES!

MANIFESTO STOP CHINA DUMPING: STOP CHINA MES!

We, the undersigned employees and employers of European industry – accounting for more than €500 billion in annual turnover and millions of jobs across the EU – are committed to European manufacturing as the fundamental driver of innovation, environmental sustainability, growth and jobs in Europe. We also support the principle of fair competition through free and fair trade.

Therefore, we call on EU leaders to deny Market Economy Status (MES) to China. China is not a market economy. Granting MES would eliminate Europe’s ability to stop Chinese dumping. Deprived of targeted EU anti-dumping measures, China will destroy Europe’s industrial base and European jobs.

EU leaders must stand up, and take responsibility for their citizens and Europe’s economic sustainability. Swift and effective trade defence measures must be enacted to stop China dumping now, to ensure the future of European manufacturing.

Together, we the employers and workers of Europe, oppose MES for China until it stops dumping and becomes a real market economy.

We call on Members of the European Parliament, Ministers in the European Council and European Commissioners to: Say NO to China MES!


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