The Chinese Competition Authorities publish first decision against price cartel under new anti-monopoly law (Guangxi)

China's competition law enforcement authorities published their first decision against a price cartel on March 30, 2010, more than one and a half years after the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) came into effect. This action against domestic rice noodle producers was reported by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), one of two agencies responsible for nonmerger enforcement. The decision - which suggests the possibility of criminal liability for cartel conduct - indicates that anti-cartel enforcement activity is gathering steam in China. I. The Guangxi Rice Noodle Cartel As reported by NDRC, the rice noodle cartel involved 33 producers in 2 cities in the Guangxi Autonomous Region of China. In November 2009, one producer in Nanning City organized meetings and telephone

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Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang, H. Stephen Harris, The Chinese Competition Authorities publish first decision against price cartel under new anti-monopoly law (Guangxi), 30 mars 2010, Bulletin e-Competitions March 2010, Art. N° 33704

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