China Economics

China Enacts National Competition Law

Culminating a 13-year drafting process, on August 30 the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress enacted China’s first competition law, the Anti-Monopoly Law ( [Fan Longduan Fa] ). It prohibits discriminatory and anti-competitive practices by local administrative and public bodies against products, business operators and investors from other parts of China, and Fines for monopoly agreements and abuses of dominant position may range as high as one to ten percent of the wrongdoing company’s total sales volume in the relevant market during the previous year…