The Chinese Competition Authority announces penalties of CNY 668 million imposed for resale price maintenance on the market for baby milk formula (Baby formula cartel)

Chinese Antitrust Agency Imposed Record Fines on Baby Formula Brands An Analysis on the Application of the Leniency Program under the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law* Background of Record-Breaking Fine Late June of this year, it was reported that the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) had been conducting antitrust probes against several major baby formula brands, including both foreign and domestic brands such as Mead Johnson, Dumex, Wyeth, Abbotts, Friesland Campina, Biostime, and Beingmate, for suspected price monopoly behavior. Shortly after that, NDRC confirmed that the investigations were underway, which immediately attracted extensive attention. In response to the NDRC’s investigation, the baby formula manufacturers have, one after another, taken rectification steps, such

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  • AnJie Law (Beijing)

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Michael Gu, The Chinese Competition Authority announces penalties of CNY 668 million imposed for resale price maintenance on the market for baby milk formula (Baby formula cartel), 7 August 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 58766

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