Reuters Paris February 24 – French Minister of Trade NicoleBricq said on Monday that Europe and China in the latter survey of European wines are becoming dumping allegations reach a settlement.
In July last year the Chinese government began investigating whether Europe unfairly dumping cheap wine in China .
Europe generally believe that the move is against the EU on Chinese solar panels impose punitive tariffs on imports of retaliation move. However, after the solar panel dispute resolved , China will continue to promote the wine -dumping investigation , saying it is not related to another problem .
China also said it launched its consultation on the case open-minded .
France has alleged that China considered the decision of the French wine tariffs “unreasonable and reprehensible .” By value , France is the world’s largest wine producer .
So France is eager to cancel the investigation because it is still an obstacle to trade relations between the two countries faced . Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Paris next month .
“You could say that we are moving in the right direction to reach a settlement on the wine survey development , which I am particularly pleased ,” Bricq in a joint press conference with Chinese Commerce Minister Gao held in Paris said .
“Constructive dialogue between Europe and China industry officials should help to reach a settlement , ” he added .
Gao did not specifically mention the wine investigation, he said that he and Bricq talked about issues facing the Sino-French trade relations , saying the agreement.
2012, EU wine exports to China ( excluding Hong Kong ) reached 257 million liters , valued at nearly $ 1 billion , of which more than half came from France.