Mon. Jun 7th, 2021

Officials and experts from the EU and Japan will meet online on 7 and 8 June to exchange best practices in competition policy and enforcement during the second EU-Japan Competition Week. The Competition Week will start with a closed-door meeting on competition and digital markets, during which representatives from the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) and the European Commission will discuss the evolving regulatory landscape in the EU and Japan.

During the first session of the second day of closed-door meetings, officials from both Institutions will gather to reflect on how to integrate economic analysis into competition enforcement and on the role of economists in competition agencies.

The second session envisaged for 8 June will focus on how to apply economic analysis and economic tools to competition cases in digital markets, with both sides sharing their practical experiences in the investigation of digital markets. The annual EU-Japan Competition Week 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 exchange experiences and strengthen convergence in competition policy, to the benefit of citizens and businesses in both the EU and Asia.

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