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Notes on the Trade Relations between China and European Union (2008-2016)

Vol 4, Issue 1, January - June 2017 | Pages: 26-37 | Research Paper  

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1. * Maria de Fátima S C Previdelli, Professor Doctor in Economic History at Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Economic Science, Universidade Federal do Maranhao, Sao Luis, MA, Brazil (
2. Luiz Eduardo S de Souza, Professor Doctor in Economic History at Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Economic Science, Universidade Federal do Maranhao, Sao Luis, MA, Brazil (

China is the second-largest economy and the biggest exporter in the world. Its growth in 2016 reached 6.7% and it is expected that China may be in the way to become the world's largest economy by the end of this decade, with an internal market of over two billion Euro in potential consumers. China's rise as a major global economy was driven by its WTO accession in 2001 which allowed the opening of its economy. This led China to establish itself as a major global trader and largest world exporter. These notes outline a history of recent trade relations between China and the European Union, discussing its evolving dynamics and volume in international trade.


China; European Union; International trade; International economics.

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