Letzte Aktualisierung: March 28, 2021

No clear line – the CAI and nuclear power

China is one of the countries that invest the most in nuclear technology. The People's Republic wants to export its technologies abroad, including Europe. But within the EU, there is no unified course on how to deal with the issue of nuclear power. In the CAI, the EU nuclear energy sector is left out, and the decision on whether to use Chinese technology is a national responsibility. China remains closed to foreign investment in the sector. Read more about the impact of the agreement on the European market in our China.Table analyses on the CAI.

At the end of December, China and the European Union agreed on the CAI investment agreement after years of negotiations. China's demands for the European energy sector were a bone of contention until the very end: Both sides could not agree on the extent to which mutual market access should be facilitated here. Brussels was particularly concerned about nuclear power. However, the EU did not give in and excluded the nuclear sector "in its entirety from its market access offer", as the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade explained in response to a question from China.Table. The CAI, therefore, had no impact on the sector.
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