The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2010

China: Antimonopoly Law

05 May 2010

Since China's first comprehensive competition statute, the Antimonopoly Law (AML), took effect on 1 August 2008, China's merger review programme has surged ahead while implementation of rules against monopoly agreements and abuse of dominance has lagged.1 However, the March 2010 announcement of penalties for participants in a regional rice noodle cartel and a trio of judicial decisions in abuse of dominance cases in late 2009 may signal more robust antitrust enforcement to come.

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