The Chinese NDRC issues rules on internal process involving the imposition of administrative penalties against price monopolies

I. Introduction On September 30, 2013, China’s top price regulator and enforcer in charge of curbing price monopolies, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), issued the Rules on Deliberation and Review Process in Price-Related Administrative Penalty Cases (“Rules”). The Rules are set to become effective on January 1st, 2014, replacing an earlier set of procedural rules adopted in June 2001. The Rules are applicable to all administrative enforcement activities by the NDRC against illegal price-related conduct, in accordance with both the Price Law and the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”). The NDRC shares AML enforcement power with two other central government agencies [1], and is only responsible for the so-called “price monopolies”, all kinds of non-merger conduct that restrict

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  • China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing)

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Hao Qian, The Chinese NDRC issues rules on internal process involving the imposition of administrative penalties against price monopolies, 30 September 2013, e-Competitions September 2013, Art. N° 61085

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