The Competition Cooperation Project is designed to serve as a platform for dialogue and the exchange of good practices between competition authority officials and experts from the EU and Asia. Participating countries from Asia include China, India, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN Member States: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.

The Project is comprised of three types of activities:

The Competition Cooperation Project will offer the opportunity to discuss all areas of competition law, including: procedures, restrictive agreements, cartels, abuse of dominance, mergers, State Owned Enterprises and State Aid.

Through this Project, DG Competition aims to promote a regulatory level playing field for the mutual benefit of participating countries. The project will run for five years from 2018-2022.

The Competition Cooperation Project builds on the experiences of predecessor programmes such as the EU-China Trade Project II, which ran from 2010-2015. Activities under the EU-China Trade Project supported the Chinese government’s trade and investment reform agenda by working under the EU-China economic and trade dialogues on services, quality infrastructure and technical barriers to trade, agriculture and SPS, customs and cross-cutting issues such as competition and intellectual property rights.