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China: Updates on nation’s antitrust authorities

 |  January 30, 2013

China’s three antitrust regulators have recently released reports and updates on their activities, reporting what analysts call “significant process” on the still-young anti-monopoly enforcement in the country. The National Development and Reform Commission has updated on its vow to maintain transparency by releasing investigation information to the public. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce has announced 17 cases are under investigation – 16 cartel, and 1 abuse of dominance. Lastly, the Ministry of Commerce has reported its promotion of merger control at the Press Conference of “Antimonopoly Work Progress in 2012,” and that as of December 26, 2012 the agency accepted 186 merger cases, clearing 154 of them.


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