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The Shanghai Market Regulation Bureau fines a chemical firm for abuse of dominance (Eastman)

Chemical Giant Eastman is Slapped with a Fine for Abuse of Market Dominance in China* China’s competition watchdog SAMR made a penalty decision, adopted by its Shanghai branch Shanghai Market Regulation Bureau (“SMRB”), publicized on its official website1 on April 29, 2019, right before the International Labor Day holiday. This decision is addressed to Eastman (China) Investment Management Co., Ltd. (“Eastman China”), a Chinese subsidiary of the US Chemical firm Eastman Chemical Company, for restricting transactions by abusing its dominant market position. The fine amount is equal to 5% of Eastman China’s 2016 sales revenue, roughly USD 3.6 million. Eastman should not be unfamiliar with China’s antitrust enforcement, since it is already the second fine ticket it received in China within

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  • AnJie Law (Beijing)
  • AnJie Law (Beijing)
  • AnJie Law (Beijing)
  • AnJie Law (Beijing)

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Zhan Hao, Song Ying, Stephanie Wu, Hongjie Lyu, The Shanghai Market Regulation Bureau fines a chemical firm for abuse of dominance (Eastman), 29 April 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2019, Art. N° 90698

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