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CASE COMMENTS: INTERNATIONAL POLICIES – COMPETITION POLICY – BLOCK EXEMPTION DRAFT FOR LINER SHIPPING AGREEMENTS – CONSULTATION

Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Competition Commission issues for comment a Block Exemption Order draft on liner shipping agreements

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Competition Commission takes an interest in Liner Conferences a few months after the extension of an exemption regulation by the Singapore Competition Authority (see F. Souty, "Singapore : Competition Commission publishes its annual report 2014/2015, announces fast-track reform and extends exemption for liner conferences".). Following repeated requests from the Hong Kong-based shipping business community, the Competition Commission intervened to stabilise the regulatory framework in the sector, against the background of the bankruptcy of the large South Korean shipping company Hanjin in the summer of 2016. It is a very political and strategic context

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Stéphanie Yon-Courtin, François Souty, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Competition Commission issues for comment a Block Exemption Order draft on liner shipping agreements, 14 September 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82151, pp. 219-220

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