The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation promulgates the anti-monopoly guide for the platform economy sector

The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) promulgated the Anti-monopoly Guide for the Platform Economy Sector (Draft for Comment) (“Guideline”) on November 10, 2020, which put forward the rules to many new regulatory matters, reflecting the new trend of legislation and law enforcement. The Guideline will have a significant impact on enterprises engaging in the platform economy especially on giant ones such as Alibaba, Tencent, JD and other dominant e-commerce platforms in China. With the fast-track development in the platform economy in the recent years, SAMR recognized that some legal gaps existed and needed to be watched as they materially impede the fair competition in the market, and adversely affect economic growth. Therefore, this Guideline pinpoints the key issues

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Susan Guo, The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation promulgates the anti-monopoly guide for the platform economy sector, 10 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 98905

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