The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) adopt new leniency procedure in cartel investigations

This article has been nominated by the Business Steering Committee for the business category, anticompetitive practices section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. This Commentary analyzes China's leniency program for cartel investigations, in the wake of adoption of new rules by the National Development and Reform Commission ("NDRC") and the State Administration of Industry and Commerce ("SAIC"), China's two non-merger antitrust enforcement agencies. [1] The importance of these new rules cannot be overstated. The adoption of leniency programs in other jurisdictions has led to significant increases in cartel enforcement. China is not expected to be different, even if its leniency program still contains (too) many gray

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Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang, The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) adopt new leniency procedure in cartel investigations, January 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2011, Art. N° 45121

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