Competition: EU and China to discuss competition policy and enforcement during 25th Competition Week

Officials and experts from the EU and China will meet online from 28 to 31 March 2023 to discuss their cooperation on competition law and enforcement in the EU and China.

The discussions will focus on internal case review mechanisms, the role of economic analysis in merger review, as well as on legislative and case enforcement updates in the digital economy. Participants will also discuss the latest policy developments in EU State aid control that are of relevance to the market for electric cars, as well as updates to China’s subsidies review process and to its Fair Competition Review System, which aims at promoting a competitive and unified market by preventing public policies from distorting and restricting competition.

The EU-China Competition Week takes place twice per year, providing a platform for exchanges on competition policy and enforcement between the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition and the National Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation.

The meeting is part of the Competition Cooperation project, a 5-year EU funded programme offering technical cooperation to competition authorities in Asia. The objective is to share experiences and strengthen convergence in competition policy, to the benefit of citizens and businesses in both the EU and in Asia.

More information about the European Commission’ bilateral dialogue with China in the field of competition policy is available on the Commission’s website.