Ministry of Industry and Information Technology: EU countervailing investigation will seriously disrupt the global automobile industry chain

  China news agency, Beijing, November 14 (Reporter Liu Yuying) The European Union launched a countervailing investigation on electric vehicles in China in October. The relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China expressed strong dissatisfaction with this, and said that "this will seriously disrupt and distort the global automobile industry chain supply chain, including the European Union, and harm the interests of European consumers".

  In the first three quarters of this year, China exported 825,000 new energy vehicles, up 1.1 times year-on-year, which greatly enriched the global consumers’ choice of car purchase, and boosted urban transportation to accelerate the green and low-carbon transformation.

  According to the person in charge, as of the first half of the year, China automobile enterprises have invested and set up factories in more than 10 countries and regions around the world, and power battery enterprises and key materials enterprises are also accelerating the overseas cooperation layout, which has injected strong impetus into the development of global new energy automobile industry. China is deeply involved in international standards cooperation. Up to now, 35 new energy vehicle standards in China have been adopted by many countries and regions.

  Automobile industry is a typical global industry, which can not be separated from the division of labor and efficient cooperation of enterprises in various countries. The person in charge said recently that the rapid development of China’s new energy automobile industry benefited from the global cooperation of technological innovation and the international cooperation of industrial chain and supply chain, and also injected a strong impetus into the green and low-carbon transformation of the global automobile industry.

  "China-EU automobile industry cooperation has a long history, and they have formed extensive common interests with each other. All major European car companies have factories in China, and China has become the largest overseas market for many European car companies. The implementation of countervailing investigations by the European Union is neither in line with the international trade rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) nor supported by sufficient evidence. Fair trade ’ The fact that a famous bank protects its own industry will seriously disrupt and distort the supply chain of the global automobile industry chain, including the European Union, and harm the interests of European consumers. " The person in charge said.

  China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology suggested that the EU should listen to the voices of the industry extensively, support the industries of both sides to jointly maintain the stability of the supply chain of the automobile industry chain and better work together to meet the challenges of global climate change. China will support the breakthrough of technological innovation, promote the coordination of standards and regulations, strengthen the guarantee of factor resources, promote the interconnection of infrastructure, and promote the stronger, greener and healthier global development of the automobile industry. (End)