January 16, 2014 — OTTAWA, ON — Competition Bureau
Commissioner of Competition John Pecman led a Competition Bureau delegation to Beijing to meet with senior officials of the three Chinese competition authorities from January 13 to 17, 2014.
In a series of productive meetings, the Canadian delegation met with senior officials from the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the Anti-monopoly and Anti-unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), and the Price Supervision and Anti-monopoly Bureau of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
The topics discussed during these meetings included merger review, cartel conduct, abuse of dominance and consumer protection, and allowed the agencies to share information about recent developments in their respective jurisdictions.
- Bilateral meetings between the Bureau and its international counterparts facilitate communication, collaboration and trust between competition agencies.
- These meetings reflect the Bureau’s commitment to increased international cooperation and the exchange of best practices.
- Cooperation with the Bureau’s international counterparts aids in the effective enforcement and administration of the Competition Act.
"This visit was an important step in building the relationship between the Competition Bureau and its Chinese counterparts. The Bureau gained valuable insight into China's competition policy and law enforcement, and we look forward to further strengthening this partnership in the future."
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