EU-China Workshop on State Aid Control

EU-China Competition Week
EU-China Workshop on State Aid Control
17 October 2014, Beijing, China
Minzu Hotel, Donghua Hall on 11th Floor
No.51 Fuxingmennei Dajie, Xichang District, Beijing, China

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:15

Opening remarks

 

 

Mr XU Kunlin, Director General of Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, National Development and Reform Commission

Ms Blanca RODRIGUEZ-GALINDO, Head of Unit of International Relations (A-5) (former Head of Unit for Regional Aid), Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission
Moderators: Hilary Jennings, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP II
09:15-10:30

Session I – Control of State aid in the EU:

 
  1. General principles prohibiting State aid,
  2. Notion of State aid,
  3. Introduction to the criteria for the assessment of State aid,
  4. Procedures for reviewing State aid - notification and standstill obligations,
  5. The role of transparency and the State aid scoreboard
  6. Measures available against illegal State aid – recovery of illegal State aid
Presented by: Mr Torben TOFT, Principal Administrator (International Relations, A-5), Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels
10:30 -10:45 Tea Break
10:45 -11:45 Session II Practical application of the EU State Aid control rules
 
  1. How does the European Commission administer the general prohibition on granting State aid?
  2. Examples of detailed guidelines applied in the control of State aid
  3. Criteria for the assessment of State aid
  4. Practical experiences in applying the State aid prohibition: regional aid and rescue and restructuring aid
Presented by Ms Blanca RODRIGUEZ-GALINDO, Head of Unit of International Relations (A-5) (former Head of Unit for Regional Aid), Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission
11:45-12:15 Q & A session
12:15-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:45

Session II – Practical application of the EU State Aid control rules (continued)

 
  1. How does the European Commission administer the general prohibition on granting State aid?
  2. Examples of detailed guidelines applied in the control of State aid
  3. Criteria for the assessment of State aid
  4. Practical experiences in applying the State aid prohibition: regional aid and rescue and restructuring aid

Session III – The International Dimension of EU State Aid Control:
International aspects of EU State aid control and its compatibility with WTO rules

Presented by:Hilary Jennings, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP II
14:45-15:00 Tea break
15:00-16:30

Session IV – Provisions in the Anti-monopoly Law of PRC on abuse of administrative powers to eliminate or restrict competition and related law enforcement practice

 

Presentation by Ms ZHI Shengmin, Director of Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, National Development and Reform Commission
Comments by

  • Mr WANG Xiaoye, Research fellow of Law Department, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Member of expert consultant group, State Council’s Anti-Monopoly Committee
  • Prof SHI Jianzhong, China University of Political Science and Law; Member of expert consultant group, State Council’s Anti-Monopoly Committee
  • Prof YE Guangliang, Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China
16:30-17:00

Q & A session and open discussion

17:00-17:10

Closing remarks

 

[Consecutive interpretation both from English-Chinese and Chinese-English provided]