Competition Week 14

The 14th EU-China Competition Week took place in Beijing and Shenzhen from 20-24 March 2017. The session included discussions on priority topics identified with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Enforcement Agencies (AMEAs). This includes the use of economic tools to assess co-ordinated and unilateral effects in mergers, as well as a discussion of a recent merger reviewed by both the EU and China. There were discussions on the competition scrutiny of the financial services sector and the potential pro- and anti-competitive effects of trade associations, as well as the analytical framework relevant to cases involving vertical restraints and tying and bundling. In addition, there was a session with a wider group of government agencies to discuss the development of China’s new Fair Competition Review Mechanism which aimed to complement the Anti-Monopoly Law by introducing a review system to constrain government activities from unduly influencing market competition. This is an opportunity to share the EU's experiences with integrating competition assessment into government policy making and discuss the rationale and impact of State aid control.

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EU-China Conference on Private Actions in Competition Policy (A234-C5)

Competition Week 6 (A227-C5)

Competition Week 5 (A197-C5)

EU-China Seminar on Innovation and Competition in the IT sector (A145-C5)

Competition Week 3 (A107-C5)

International Seminar on Supplementary Rules of Anti-Monopoly Law, Xiamen (A082-C5)

Competition Week 2 (A064-C5)

Competition Week (A036-C5)

Competition Week 15

The 15th EU-China Competition Week took place in Beijing and Xiamen from 16-20 October 2017.  Discussions were held on topical issues identified with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Enforcement Agencies (AMEAs). This included the reviewing mergers in the agro-chemicals sector, including a discussion of a recent merger in the industry reviewed by both the EU and China, as well as a discussion of merger review of joint ventures and the prosecution of the procedural infringements. There were discussions on how to use indirect evidence to prosecute cartels, the analysis of vertical restraints and the use of block exemptions and guidelines for vertical agreements. Another session considered the policy and enforcement approaches to the competition issues arising from Big Data and the digital economy. In addition, there was a discussion on developments in the implementation of the Fair Competition Review Mechanism and recent developments in the application of EU State aid control, both of which feed into the dialogue on State aid control under the recent MOU between DG COMP and the NDRC. 

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Competition Week 15

The 15th EU-China Competition Week took place in Beijing and Xiamen from 16-20 October 2017.  Discussions were held on topical issues identified with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Enforcement Agencies (AMEAs). This included the reviewing mergers in the agro-chemicals sector, including a discussion of a recent merger in the industry reviewed by both the EU and China, as well as a discussion of merger review of joint ventures and the prosecution of the procedural infringements. There were discussions on how to use indirect evidence to prosecute cartels, the analysis of vertical restraints and the use of block exemptions and guidelines for vertical agreements. Another session considered the policy and enforcement approaches to the competition issues arising from Big Data and the digital economy. In addition, there was a discussion on developments in the implementation of the Fair Competition Review Mechanism and recent developments in the application of EU State aid control, both of which feed into the dialogue on State aid control under the recent MOU between DG COMP and the NDRC.