The Chinese State Council submits proposals to the National Competition Authority to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body, the State Administration for Market Supervision

China’s State Council [1] has submitted proposals to the National People’s Congress (NPC) to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body called the State Administration for Market Supervision. The reform follows several years of speculation of an eventual merger among the three authorities. Background Since China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) came into force in 2008, China’s antitrust enforcement responsibilities have been divided among three separate authorities: the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), responsible for merger reviews; the Price Supervision and Inspection and Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), responsible for price-related conduct; and the Anti-Monopoly and

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Hong Kong)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Hong Kong)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)

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Ninette Dodoo, Alastair Mordaunt, Nicholas French, The Chinese State Council submits proposals to the National Competition Authority to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body, the State Administration for Market Supervision, 13 March 2018, e-Competitions March 2018, Art. N° 94347

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