The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2014

China: Cartels

13 February 2014

Over the course of 2013, antitrust enforcement in China was characterised by a rigorous wave of regulatory enforcement targeting cartel agreements and other ‘monopoly agreements’ prohibited under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML). For the first time since the introduction of the AML in 2008, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), together with their regional offices, have firmly entered the international spotlight with a series of high-profile enforcement actions against domestic and foreign companies covering a broad range of alleged anti-competitive conduct.