Hong Kong Competition Commission (Wanchai)

Hong Kong Competition Commission

Hong Kong Competition Commission (Wanchai)

The Competition Commission (the Commission) is committed to promoting a competitive environment that is conducive to free flow of trade, efficiency and innovation that brings more choices and better quality and prices of goods and services to consumers. The Commission is an independent statutory body established under the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) (the Ordinance) which was enacted in June 2012. The objective of the Ordinance is to prohibit conduct that prevents, restricts or distorts competition, and to prohibit mergers that substantially lessen competition in Hong Kong. The scope of the application of the merger rule is limited to carrier licences issued under the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106).

The Commission is tasked with the following functions :
 To investigate conduct that may contravene the competition rules of the Ordinance and enforce the provisions of the Ordinance;
 To promote public understanding of the value of competition and how the Ordinance promotes competition;
 To promote the adoption by undertakings carrying on business in Hong Kong of appropriate internal controls and risk management systems and to ensure their compliance with the Ordinance;
 To advise the Government on competition matters in Hong Kong and outside Hong Kong;
 To conduct market studies into matters affecting competition in markets in Hong Kong; and
 To promote research into and the development of skills in relation to the legal, economic and policy aspects of competition law in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority welcomes the Competition Tribunal’s judgement which orders price fixers in the travel industry to pay substantial fines, even after leniency reductions (Gray Line / Tak How / Wu)

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Competition Commission welcomes Tribunal’s orders on travel services sector price-fixing case* The Competition Commission (“Commission”) welcomes the orders granted by the Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal”) in proceedings concerning price-fixing in relation to the sales of tickets to tourist (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority welcomes the Court of Appeal’s ruling which upheld the fines that it had imposed on five companies for market sharing and price fixing in the public housing industry

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Competition Commission welcomes Court of Appeal ruling on pecuniary penalties* The Competition Commission (“Commission”) welcomes the judgment (“Judgment”) handed down by the Court of Appeal today (2 June) in relation to appeals lodged by the Commission against pecuniary penalties imposed by the (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority invites car owners and independent car repair workshops to provide information in its investigation into warranty terms and conditions

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Competition Commission invites passenger car owners and independent car repair workshops to provide information in its investigation into warranty terms and conditions* The Competition Commission (“Commission”) is conducting an investigation under the Competition Ordinance (“Ordinance”) into (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority commences proceedings against four undertakings and an individual for a price-fixing cartel in the travel services sector (Gray Line / Take How / Wu / Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees / Prudential Hotel)

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Competition Commission takes travel services sector price-fixing cartel case to Competition Tribunal* The Competition Commission (“Commission”) has today commenced proceedings in the Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal”) against four undertakings and one individual, namely: Gray Line Tours of Hong (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority and Police conduct dawn raid of property management firm suspected of anticompetitive conduct during tendering process

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Competition Commission and Hong Kong Police conduct joint operation on maintenance project of an industrial building in Tuen Mun* The Competition Commission (Commission) and the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau (OCTB) of the Hong Kong Police today conducted a joint operation which involved a (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority initiates proceedings in the Competition Tribunal against 3 mailing equipment companies for their participation in a cartel regarding the sale of inserters (Quadient / Toppan Forms / Smartech Business Systems)

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Competition Commission takes inserter cartel case to Competition Tribunal* First case to be fully resolved under the Commission’s Cooperation and Settlement Policy The Competition Commission (“Commission”) has today commenced proceedings in the Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal”) against three (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority investigates whether the national volleyball association’s decision to exclude 5 volleyball teams from the status of "full membership" may raise competitive concerns (Volleyball Association of Hong Kong)

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Statement by the Competition Commission regarding Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China’s decision on membership* In response to media reports about Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China (VBAHK)’s decision on the membership status of its five members, the Competition Commission (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority responds to the national transport department’s consultation on the low-cost bus service sector (Franchises of Citybus / Long Win Bus / New World First Bus)

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Response to the Transport Department’s Proposal to Issue New Franchises to Incumbent Bus Operators* Introduction and summary The Competition Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Transport Department’s (TD’s) consultation on “Franchises of Citybus Limited (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority issues advice on the potential risks under the Competition Ordinance related to the membership admission criteria and procedures of trade, sporting, professional, and industry associations

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Competition Commission advises on Trade Associations’ membership admission rules* The Competition Commission (Commission) today (29 July) published an Advisory Bulletin to advise on the potential risks under the Competition Ordinance (Ordinance) related to the membership admission criteria and (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority issues infringement notices to six hotel groups and a tour counter operator for facilitating a price-fixing cartel (China Asia Property / Hariela Hotels / Holiday Inns Crowne Plaza / Imperial Tours / Hotel Panorama Company / The HongKong Hotel...)

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Competition Commission issues infringement notices to six hotel groups and a tour counter operator for facilitating a price-fixing cartel* The Competition Commission (“Commission”) has issued infringement notices to seven entities, including six hotel groups and a tour counter operator (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority brings the first case on abuse of substantial market power to the Competition Tribunal (Linde)

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Competition Commission brings first case on abuse of substantial market power to Competition Tribunal* The Competition Commission (“Commission”) has today filed a case in the Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal”) against Linde HKO Limited (“Linde HKO”) and Linde GmbH (collectively referred to as “Linde” (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority signs a memorandum of understanding with the Philippine Competition Authority to strengthen cooperation in the advancement of competition law and policy

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Competition Commission signs MoU with Philippine Competition Commission to strengthen cooperation in the advancement of competition law and policy* The Competition Commission (Commission) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) today to (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority welcomes the Competition Tribunal’s judgment against an IT cartel for price-fixing in the first case where the liability and relief portions of the proceedings have been resolved by settlement (Quantr / Cheung Man Kit / Nintex)

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Competition Commission welcomes judgment in IT cartel conduct case* The Competition Commission (Commission) welcomes the judgment handed down by the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) today (3 November) in proceedings involving the exchange of competitively sensitive information in the IT sector. (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority accepts commitments by four container terminal operators applying to form a joint venture (Hong Kong Seaport Alliance)

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Competition Commission accepts commitments from Hong Kong Seaport Alliance* The Competition Commission (“Commission”) today announced the acceptance of commitments (“Commitments”) offered under section 60 of the Competition Ordinance (“Ordinance”) by Modern Terminals Limited (“MTL”) and HPHT Limited (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority opens public consultations on commitments offered by four container terminal operators applying to form a joint venture (Hong Kong Seaport Alliance)

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Competition Commission consults on proposed commitments from Hong Kong Seaport Alliance* The Competition Commission (“Commission”) today commenced a consultation on proposed commitments offered under section 60 of the Competition Ordinance (“Ordinance”) by the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority welcomes the Competition Tribunal’s first judgment on its decision regarding pecuniary penalties taken against ten construction and engineering undertakings engaged in a cartel

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Competition Commission welcomes first judgment on pecuniary penalties in Hong Kong competition law regime* The Competition Commission (Commission) welcomes the judgment (Judgment) handed down by the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) today (29 April) on pecuniary penalties against ten respondent (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority issues a statement on the application of the Competition Ordinance during the COVID-19 outbreak and invites businesses to contact the Authority about their cooperation plans

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Competition Commission issues statement on application of Competition Ordinance during COVID-19 outbreak* The Competition Commission (Commission) is aware of the challenges which the outbreak of COVID-19 poses to business operations and the supply of critical goods and services in Hong Kong. (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority takes textbook cartel case to Competition Tribunal for price-fixing during the COVID-19 pandemic (T.H. Lee Book Company / Commercial Press / Sino United Publishing / Mr. Hui)

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Competition Commission takes Textbook cartel case to Competition Tribunal* The Competition Commission (“Commission”) has today commenced proceedings in the Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal”) against three companies, namely T.H. Lee Book Company Limited, Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Limited and Sino (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority receives an application for an exemption decision on the Code of Banking Practice from several financial institutions

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Notice issued under section 10 of the Competition Ordinance of an application for a decision in relation to the Code of Banking Practice* On 11 December 2017, the Competition Commission (“Commission”) received an application for a decision (“Application”) under section 9 of the Competition (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority issues a complaint before the Competition Tribunal against ten construction and engineering undertakings accused of engaging in a cartel

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Competition Commission takes market sharing and price fixing case to Competition Tribunal* The Competition Commission (Commission) has today commenced proceedings in the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) against ten construction and engineering companies, namely W. Hing Construction Company (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority issues a block exemption order for vessel sharing agreements in the liner shipping industry (Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association)

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Competition Commission issues block exemption order for vessel sharing agreements in the liner shipping industry* The Competition Commission (Commission) today (8 August 2017) issued a block exemption order (BEO) under section 15 of the Competition Ordinance (Ordinance) for vessel sharing (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority orders two professional associations to modify several provisions in their respective codes of conduct (HKIA / HKIP)

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Competition Commission calls upon two professional associations to rectify practices which raise competition concerns* The Competition Commission (Commission) today (28 November 2016) published an advisory bulletin calling upon two professional associations, namely, the Hong Kong Institute of (...)

Hong Kong Competition Commission The Hong Kong Competition Authority welcomes the action of an association which ends its practice of retail price-fixing on cigarettes (Newspaper Hawker Association)

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Competition Commission welcomes quick rectification by Hong Kong Newspaper Hawker Association on retail price of branded cigarettes* The Competition Commission (Commission) today (31 May) welcomes the quick action by the Hong Kong Newspaper Hawker Association (Association) to withdraw the (...)

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