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Bilateral relations on competition issues

The European Commission has engaged actively in cooperation with competition authorities of many countries outside the EU. Cooperation with some of them is based on bilateral agreements dedicated entirely to competition (the so-called "dedicated agreements"). In other cases, competition provisions are included as part of wider general agreements such as free Trade Agreements, Partnership and Cooperation Agreements, Association Agreements, etc.

This page provides an overview of the third countries with which the Commission engages in cooperation in the area of competition policy. For each country, the table provides links to:

  • the website of the competition authority agency,
  • where applicable, the dedicated cooperation agreement(s) in the area of competition concluded between the EU and the country concerned,
  • where applicable, the general agreement(s) concluded between the EU and the third country concerned that contain provisions on competition policy. The full text of the agreement as published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) is also provided where available.
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Country
Competition Agency
Dedicated agreements
General agreements containing competition provisions
ACP Countries (African, Caribbean, Pacific)
Cotonou agreement
(Competition related extract, Full text in OJ)
(2000)

Albania
Stabilisation and Association Agreement
(Competition related extracts, Full text)
(2006)

Algeria
Competition Council

Ministry of Trade
Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the EU and Algeria
(Competition related extracts, Full text in OJ)
(2005)

Andean
Community


Argentina

Armenia
Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
(Competition related extracts, Full text in OJ)
(1999)

Australia

Azerbaijan

Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Azerbaijan
Competition-related extracts,
Full text, Official Journal L 246, 17.09.1999, p. 1-2


Barbados

Belarus

Benin
Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Employment Promotion; Management of Competition and Internal Trade

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation en - pt
(2009)
Annex to the Framework Agreement for cooperation between the European Economic Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil - Exchange of letters between the European Economic Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil on maritime transport
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(1995)

Burkina Faso
National Commission of Competition and Consumption

Cameroon
National Competition Commission
Agreement between the European Communities and the Government of Canada regarding the application of their competition laws (OJ)
(1999)
Framework Agreement for commercial and economic cooperation between the EU and Canada
Competition-related extracts - Official Journal L 260, 24.9.1976, p.22

Caribbean Community
Community Competition Commission

CARICOM
CARIFORUM
Economic partnership agreement (full text in OJ)

Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)

Chile
Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States and the Republic of Chile
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(2002)
Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom)

National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC)
Terms of Reference of the EU-China Competition Policy Dialogue (2004)

Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation en cn (2012)

Chinese Taipei

Colombia
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Costa Rica

Egypt
Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Arab Republic of Egypt
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(2004)

El Salvador

Faroe Islands
Agreement between the European Community and the Government of Denmark and the Home Government of the Faroe Islands
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(1996)

Fiji

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
Stabilisation and Association Agreement
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(2004)

Gambia

Georgia

Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Georgia (Official Journal L 205, 4.8.1999, p. 3)
Competition-related extracts from the agreement
Full text


Greenland

Honduras

Iceland
Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation en
(2013)

Indonesia

Israel
Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States and the State of Israel
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(2005)

Regulation (EEC) N° 1274/75 concluding the Agreement between the European Economic Community and Israel (Competition-related extracts, full text )

Jamaica
Agreement between the European Community and the Government of Japan concerning cooperation on anti-competitive activities
(2003)

Jersey

Jordan
Euro-Mediterranean Agreement between the EU and Jordan Competition-related extracts Full text

Kazakhstan
The Antimonopoly agency (Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for competition protection)

Kenya
Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Korea concerning cooperation on anti-competitive activities (full text in OJ)
(2009)

Cooperation agreeement between the EC and the Government of the Federal Republic of Korea (2009)
EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement agreement (Competition related extract) (2010)

Framework agreement between the European Union and its member states, on the one part, and the Republic of Korea, on the other part (Competition related extract, Full text) (2010)

Kyrgyzstan
Ministry of Economy - National Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic for Anti-Monopoly Policy and the development of competition

Laos

Lebanon
Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States and the Republic of Lebanon
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(2006)

Liechtenstein

Malawi
Competition and Fair Trading Commission

Mali
National Directorate for Commerce and Competition (DNCC)

Mauritius

Mexico

Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States and the United Mexican States
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(1997)

Decision No 2/2000 of the EC-Mexico Joint Council - Joint Declarations
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)(2000)

Interim Agreement between the EU and Mexico
Competition-related extracts
Full text - Official Journal L 226, 13.8.1998, p. 25


Moldova
Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Moldova
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(1998)

Mongolia

Montenegro
Stabilisation and Association Agreement
(Competition related extracts)
(2007)

Morocco

Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Kingdom of Morocco
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(2000)

Council Decision no. 1/2004 of the EU-Morocco Association Council of 19 April 2004 adopting the necessary rules for the implementation of the competition rules
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(2004)


Namibia
Competition Commission

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Norway

Pakistan

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Peru

Philippines
Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation en ru
Agreement on partnership and cooperation establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States and the Russian Federation
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(1997)

Serbia

Seychelles
Fair Trading Commission (e-mail address)

Singapore

South Africa
Agreement on Trade, Development and Cooperation between the European Community and its Member States and the Republic of South Africa
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(1999)

Sri Lanka

Switzerland
Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation concerning cooperation on the application of their competition laws (2013)

The agreement is not in force. It can only be concluded by the Council for the European Union once the European Parliament has given its consent. Agreement . Press release

Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Swiss Confederation
(Competition related extracts )
(1972)

Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Air Transport
(Competition related extracts , full text in OJ)
(2002, Annex 2012)


Taiwan

Tajikistan
State Agency on Anti-monopoly Policy and Support for Entrepreneurship of Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia
Competition Council
Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Tunisia (Competition related extracts, Full text in OJ) (1998)

Turkey

Association Agreement
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)(1995)

Agreement between the European Coal and Steel Community and the Republic of Turkey
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(1996)


Ukraine
Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States and Ukraine
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(1998)

Best Practices on Cooperation in merger investigations

Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Commission of the European Communities regarding the application of their competition laws (OJ)
(1995)

Agreement between the European Communities and the Government of the United States of America on the application of positive comity principles in the enforcement of their competition laws (OJ)
(1998)


Uruguay
Commission for Promotion and Defence of Competition


Uzbekistan

Venezuela
Venezuelan Competition Authority (e-mail address)

Vietnam
West Bank and the Gaza Strip
Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement on trade and cooperation between the European Community and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
(Competition related extracts, full text in OJ)
(1997)

Zambia
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (e-mail address)

Zimbabwe
Competition and Tariff Commission (e-mail address)
  
Related links
Competition law in the European Communities - Rules in the International field