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28 – 31 March 2022

23rd EU-China Competition Week

The 23rd EU-China Competition Week took place online from 28 to 31 March 2022. The week of technical discussions on competition law and enforcement showcased the commitment of the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition (DG Competition) and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) of the People’s Republic of China to strengthen their technical cooperation and dialogue. It builds on a longstanding tradition of biannual competition dialogue between the EU and the antimonopoly enforcement agencies in China.

Officials from DG Competition and the SAMR were joined by officials from the Spanish and Italian competition authorities.

The Competition Week provided a platform for both sides to address their priorities and challenges in the field of competition policy. Discussions between the officials and experts focused on the interaction of the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act with EU competition law as well as on procedural aspects of merger control. Participants also discussed competition concerns and enforcement in the pharmaceutical sector and on the implementation of China’s Fair Competition Review System and recent regulatory and competition policy developments in the EU.

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

The 24th EU-China Competition Week will take place in October 2022.

  • 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.

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PRESENTATIONS

Day 1 - 19 April 2021, Anti-Monopoly Bureau, State Administration for Market Regulation

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Day 2 - 26 April 2021, Anti-Monopoly Bureau, State Administration for Market Regulation

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Day 3 - 27 April 2021, Anti-Monopoly Bureau, State Administration for Market Regulation

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Day 4 - 28 April 2021, Anti-Monopoly Bureau, State Administration for Market Regulation

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