The Chinese Competition Authority fines $2.8 billion an online market platform for abusing its dominant position (Alibaba)

China’s antitrust penalty for Alibaba: reading between the lines* On 10 April 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), China’s competition authority responsible for the enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), announced the imposition of CNY 18 billion fine on Alibaba for abusing its dominant position on the e-commerce platform services market. The decision concludes the investigation launched at the end of 2020 and is published just four days after the statement of objections was presented to Alibaba (on 6 April 2021) since the company has waived its right to make comments, formulate defences or request an oral hearing with the competition authority. When defining the relevant market, SAMR identified significant differences and clear absence of substitutability

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  • University of Macau - Faculty of Law (Macau)

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Chinese Competition Authority fines $2.8 billion an online market platform for abusing its dominant position (Alibaba), 10 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021 - II, Art. N° 100212

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