Roundtable to discuss topics of draft guidelines 2

Roundtable to discuss topics of draft guidelines:
procedural rules for exemption applications for monopoly agreements and calculating illegal gain and fines

15 March 2016
Venue: Tangla Hotel, Peridot Room, No.19 Fuxingmenwai Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing
Agenda

Moderator: Ms Hilary JENNINGS, Special Adviser on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

09:00-12:15

(tea break decided by moderator depending on progress of the discussion)

Session III – Process for applications for exemptions from the prohibition on anti-competitive agreements
Overview:

  • Qualifications for exemption
  • How to make an application, e.g. informal meetings, requirements for information and evidenced reasoning
  • Procedure: e.g. competition authority analysis against criteria for exemption, meetings with applicant, timeframe for decision, confidentiality vs public consultation
  • Imposing obligations or conditions
  • Effect of the exemption and circumstances for withdrawal of exemption or varying an obligation/condition

9:00-10:15 Presentations by:

12:15-13:45

Lunch

13:45-15:00

(tea break decided by moderator depending on progress of the discussion)

Session IV – Determining illegal gains generated from monopoly conduct and setting the fine

13:45-15:00 Presentations by:

  • Experience with guidance on commitment decisions
  • Guidance on principles: objectives and considerations
  • Guidance on process: initiation of discussions, timing, assessment, market testing
  • Content of commitments and duration
  • Communication with the parties / complainant / third parties
  • Implementing the commitments and use of monitoring trustees

14:00-15:15 Presentations by

15:00 – 15:15 tea break

15:15-16:15 Roundtable discussion and Q&A session with all experts and speakers

Ms ZHANG Chenying, associate professor, Qinghua University

16:15-16:30

Closing remarks

LI Qing, Deputy Director General, Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China

[Consecutive interpretation from English-Chinese and Chinese-English provided]
Please note that speaking times must include time for interpretation.