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Chinese-EU Bilateral Trade (2007-2011). “Competition & the Exchange of Technology”

Vol. 6, No 2, 2013

David Clowes

clowesd@uek.krakow.pl

Cracow University of Economics, Poland

 

Dominika Choroś-Mrozowska

mrozowsd@uek.krakow.pl

Cracow University of Economics, Poland

 

Chinese-EU Bilateral Trade (2007-2011). Competition & the Exchange of Technology

Received:

June, 2013

1st Revision:

October, 2013

Accepted:

November, 2013

DOI:

10.14254/2071-

8330.2013/6-2/9

Abstract. Eurostat sources document that Chinese bilateral trade with the European Union (EU) has quadrupled since the year 2000. While China has become the centre of attention for its trade expansion in numerous consumer and manufactured goods. A further feature concerns its trade in products more purposely suited to industrial production, transport and which contain medium and higher shares of technology. This work finds that the export of these commodities to the EU has increased rapidly as a share of total exports between 2007 and 2011, while the EU share has in fact declined. The structure and type products exchanged from this sector is categorized by the United Nations under the heading of Machinery & Transport Equipment and play a large role in determining the extent and nature of a countrys integration into global supply and production networks. This paper questions the latter in respect of Chinese bilateral trade co-operation with the European Union.

 

 

Keywords: Bilateral Trade, China, EU

 

JEL classification: F10, F12, F15