At the 17th EU-China Competition Week held from 15-18 October 2018 in Beijing, China both the EU and China announced to step up cooperation and exchange practical experiences on competition policy. Funded under the EU’s Partnership Instrument, the event feeds into the EU-China bilateral dialogue on competition policy.
The EU and anti-monopoly enforcement agencies in China have a longstanding practice of competition dialogue to support China’s trade and investment reform agenda. Throughout the 17th EU-China Competition Week in Beijing, European and Chinese officials and experts brought cooperation forward and explored new avenues of cooperation.
While merger review and competition in the digital age featured prominently during the last EU-China Competition Week, taking place from12 until 16 March 2018, this edition focused on state aid rules and fair competition review. In addition, it marked the beginning of a dialogue between the European Commission and China’s newly established State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR).
Falling under the Competition Cooperation project, this regular bilateral dialogue on competition policy aims to offer technical cooperation to competition authorities in China and to strengthen convergence in competition policy, to the benefit of citizens and businesses in both the EU and Asia.
Running from 2018 to 2022, 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 Competition Cooperation project is funded under the EU’s Partnership Instrument, which enables the EU to advance its strategic interests, shape global change and promote its fundamental values. Through the Partnership Instrument, the EU cooperates with partners around the world to address global challenges and find joint solutions to issues of mutual interest.
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- Publication date
- 22 October 2018
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