Competition: EU and China discussed competition policy priorities at 19th Competition Week in Beijing

Officials and experts from the EU and China met in Beijing from 21 to 24 October for technical discussions and cooperation on competition law and enforcement. The 19th EU-China Competition Week provided a forum for exchanges on competition policy between the European Commission and the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). The roundtable discussions focused on State aid control and the Fair Competition Review System, merger review and antitrust issues, in line with the commitments set out in the Memoranda of Understanding and Terms of Reference signed between both sides. The EU-China Competition Week is part of the Competition Cooperation project, a 5-year EU funded programme offering technical cooperation to competition authorities in Asia. It builds on a longstanding practice of biannual competition dialogue between the EU and the anti-monopoly enforcement agencies in China. The objective is to exchange experiences and strengthen convergence in competition policy, to the benefit of citizens and businesses in both the EU and in Asia.