Day 2 - Workshop: Case Studies on Automotive Sector and Online Retail Industry

EU-China Competition Week
Workshop: Case Studies on Automotive Sector and Online Retail Industry
11-12 March 2014, Beijing, China
Tangla Hotel, 3rd Floor, Ruby Room
19 Fuxingmenwai Street, Chang’an Avenue West, Beijing 100045, China

Agenda
11 March 2014


08:30-09:00
09:00-09:15

Registration
Opening remarks
Mr XU Kunlin, Director General of Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau of National Development and Reform Commission
Mr Torben TOFT, Principal Administrator (International Relations, A-5), Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Moderator: Dr Stanley WONG, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

09:15-10:45

Session I – Competition Law Enforcement in the Automobile and Automobile Parts Sectors: Horizontal Agreements
Speech on the Investigation of Automobile Parts Cartels:

  • detection of cartel activity
  • investigative techniques
  • use of leniency
  • international cooperation in the conduct of the investigation

Presented by: Mr José-Maria CARPI-BADIA, Deputy Head of Unit (E-2) for Antitrust regarding consumer goods, basic industries, agriculture and manufacturing, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

10:45-11:00

Tea Break

11:00-12:00 Q & A session

12:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:30

Session II – Competition Law Enforcement in the Automobile and Automobile Parts Sectors: Vertical Agreements
Speech focusing on the vertical agreements in the automobile and automobile parts sectors. Competition issues relating to the practices of exclusive dealing, geographic restriction, allocation of customer channels and customer types
Importance of economic analysis and its use to analyze vertical agreements and arrangements.
2010 Block Exemption Regulation in Motor Vehicle Sector (Commission Regulation 461/2010) and Supplementary Guidelines on sale and repair of motor vehicles (2010/C 138/05)
Presented by Mr José-Maria CARPI-BADIA, DG Competition, European Commission

15:30-15:45

Tea Break

15:45-16:45

Q&A Session
Participants:
Mr José-Maria CARPI-BADIA, DG Competition, European Commission
Chinese representatives