The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation issues three new sets of rules and regulations relating to monopoly agreements, abuse of dominant market positions and abuse of administrative power

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September 1, 2019 may be seen as a new starting point for the enforcement of China’s antitrust and competition laws. On this date, three new sets of rules and regulations (the “Three New Regulations”) took effect, which were issued by China’s newly formed competition authority, the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”): [1] the Interim Provisions on Prohibiting Monopoly Agreements (“IPP-MA”), the Interim Provisions on Prohibiting Abuse of Dominant Market Positions (“IPP-AD”), and the Interim Provisions on Prohibiting the Acts of Eliminating or Restricting Competition by Abuse of Administrative Power (“IPP-AAP”). [2] The Three New Regulations are expected to provide clear guidance for the SAMR and the provincial market supervision departments in their enforcement of China’s

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Shelley Zhang, Till Steinvorth, The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation issues three new sets of rules and regulations relating to monopoly agreements, abuse of dominant market positions and abuse of administrative power, 1 September 2019, e-Competitions September 2019, Art. N° 95175

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