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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.

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European Commission - Trade - China
EU-China Trade Project (EUCTP)
European External Action Service – China