Bilateral relations > China
The 2001 EU-China Summit earmarked competition policy as one of the areas where the EU-China dialogue should be intensified.
As a result, on 6 May 2004 DG Competition signed Terms of Reference of the EU-China Competition Policy Dialogue with the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom).
The Dialogue is a permanent mechanism for consultation and transparency between China and the EU in the competition field as well as the formal framework for the EU's technical cooperation with China which is carried out through the EU-China Trade Project.
DG Competition moreover signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the area of Anti-Monopoly Law with the National Development and reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) on 20 September 2012.
The Memorandum of Understanding creates a dedicated framework to strengthen cooperation and coordination between the DG Competition and NDRC and SAIC. The Memorandum covers legislation, enforcement and technical cooperation regarding cartels, other restrictive agreements and the abuse of dominant market positions.
Key documents and speeches
- Practical guidance for merger cooperation between DG COMP and Mofcom en cn, 15.10.2015
Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation en cn, 20.09.2012
Press release. Pictures of the EU-China Summit, Brussels, 20.09.2012
Terms of reference of the EU-China competition policy dialogue (2004). Press release
Declaration on the start of a dialogue on competition by the EU and China (2003). Press release
Speech by Alexander Italianer at the Conference on Innovation, Competition Policy and Online Service Providers, Beijing, China, 26.06.2012
Speech by Commissioner Kroesat the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China (September 2007)
Presentation by Mrs Blanca Rodriguez Galindo (Head of the International Relations Unit, DG Competition) on the review of the Anti Monopoly Law in Hangzhou, China (May 2006)