The Chinese NDRC probes a case of price fixing in the industry for gold & jewellery (SGJTA)

Jewelers among the Antitrust Storm* Background Following a sweep on baby formula manufacturers and the packaging giant (i.e. Tetra Pak), the young but powerful Chinese antitrust watchdogs have probed gold jewellers in Shanghai and the Shanghai Gold & Jewellery Industry Association (the “Industry Association”). The National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the Shanghai Development and Reform Commission (“SDRC”) allege that the Industry Association and its major members have been manipulating the retail prices of gold jewellery in the Shanghai area. It is reported that 13 major members of the Industry Association, including Shanghai-based gold companies Lao Feng Xiang, Lao Miao Jewelry, Shanghai Yuyuan, world’s biggest jewellery retailer-Hong Kong's Chow Tai Fook, and Chow

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

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Michael Gu, Moon Wang, The Chinese NDRC probes a case of price fixing in the industry for gold & jewellery (SGJTA), 17 July 2013, e-Competitions July 2013, Art. N° 55019

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