The Chinese MOFCOM publishes a set of provisions establishing substantive criteria necessary to fulfil in order to qualify as a simple merger case

MOFCOM Takes a Major Step towards a Simplified Merger Control Procedure by Promulgating the Standards for Simple Cases* On February 11, 2014, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published the long-awaited Interim Provisions on the Standards for Simple Cases of Concentrations of Operators (the Provisions), which came into effect on February 12, 2014. The Provisions set forth the substantive criteria for determining which case may be treated as a simple case, yet the procedural rules are still missing. This article provides an analysis of the standards, discusses how the Provisions will change the current review process and explores the reasons for the lack of procedural rules. Which case will qualify as a simple case? According to the Provisions, cases meeting the below standards

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Susan Ning, The Chinese MOFCOM publishes a set of provisions establishing substantive criteria necessary to fulfil in order to qualify as a simple merger case, 11 February 2014, e-Competitions Mergers & Joint ventures, Art. N° 64529

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