Trade-related issues are discussed in Europe both bilaterally and in formal EU committees, for example at the Trade Foreign Affairs Council on which I represent the Government, and at the Trade Policy Committee (Full Members) where a senior BIS official represents the Government. The Government engages fully in these fora.
During these discussions, China regularly features in relation to specific cases of restrictive practices and in relation to the EU's overall trade strategy with China. Most recently, for example, I participated in discussions on China at the Trade Foreign Affairs Council on
HMG officials in Beijing and Brussels are also in regular bilateral contact with their EU counterparts on these matters. For example directors from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills met with German officials on