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15th-18th October 2018

15th-18th October 2018

17th EU-China Competition Week

The 17th EU-China Competition Week took place between 15th and 18th October 2018 in Beijing, China. The Competition Week marked the beginning of a dialogue between the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition (DG Competition) and the newly established State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), specifically the Anti-Monopoly Bureau and the Price Supervision and Anti-Fair Competition Bureau.

The officials from DG Competition and SAMR were joined by officials from the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority, the European Commission Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers and the EU Delegation to China. A judge from the Supreme People’s Court and experts from academia and competition practice further provided their perspectives during the in-depth discussions on competition law and policy.

The four-day series of roundtable discussions provided a platform for exchange of practical experiences with cases and cooperation on the enforcement of competition law and policy. European and Chinese officials and experts discussed a wide range of topics, including the use of economic tools in merger analysis, remedies in mergers, rebates, Standard Essential Patents, anti-unfair competition law and the application of the Fair Competition Review System and exemptions to State aid.

The Competition Week builds on a longstanding tradition of biannual competition dialogue between the EU and China. EU-China Competition Weeks take place biannually in March and October, when officials from DG Competition and their counterparts in China engage in a dialogue to enhance cooperation and transparency in the field of competition.

The 18th EU-China Competition Week will take place from 18th to 22nd March 2019.

  • The Competition Week supports the dialogue between the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition and China’s three AMEAs and aims to ensure consistent implementation in a robust enforcement environment.

  • China’s three Anti-Monopoly Enforcement Agencies include: the Ministry of Finance and Commerce (MOFCOM), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC). In addition to this, a session with the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) is foreseen in the 16th Competition Week.

  • The Competition Cooperation Project’s official WeChat account will be launched shortly. Through this WeChat account, you will receive all information related to the project and the activity.

AGENDA

PRESENTATIONS

Day 1 - 15 October 2018, Anti-Monopoly Bureau, State Administration for Market Regulation

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Day 2 - 16 October 2018, Anti-Monopoly Bureau, State Administration for Market Regulation

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Day 3 - 17 October 2018, Price Supervision and Anti-Unfair Competition Bureau, State Administration for Market Regulation

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Day 4 - 18 October 2018, Price Supervision and Anti-Unfair Competition Bureau, State Administration for Market Regulation

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