The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation begins new era of Anti-Monopoly Law enforcement

In the past year, the enforcement of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) was characterised by continued activism and a number of new developments. In summary [1] China consolidated the functions of previous three antitrust agencies, i.e. merger review under the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), price-related antitrust investigations under the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), and non-price related investigations under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) into a newly established government agency, the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”). It is expected that antitrust enforcement in the coming year will be more frequent, efficient and consistent. On the merger control front, to deal with an increased number of notified transactions,

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Cheng Liu, The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation begins new era of Anti-Monopoly Law enforcement, 9 January 2019, e-Competitions January 2019, Art. N° 98359

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