Assessment of the Importance of Agri-Food Products Trade Between the European Union and China

  • Aneta Jarosz-AngowskaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics book series (EBES, volume 11/1)


Following the United States, China is the second largest trade partner of the European Union (EU). In turn, the EU is China’s biggest partner in general trade. The prospects for the development of mutual trade relations are promising. Citizens of the EU and China constitute a quarter of the entire population of the world. The rapidly developing trade exchange between these two entities is subject of the analysis in this dissertation. The main objective of the dissertation is to assess the importance of agri-food products in trade turnover between the EU and China and to identify the main determinants of mutual trading. Three main factors determining the dynamic development of mutual turnover in the field of agri-food products were identified: (1) dynamic growth of GDP and demand for food products in China, (2) admission of China to the WTO, (3) Chinese policy of “New opening” in trade cooperation with the EU countries.


Agri-food trade Trade policy Trade turnover 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and AgribusinessUniversity of Life Sciences in LublinLublinPoland

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