China’s Auto Antitrust Guidelines Released to the Public

Published date19 August 2020
Date19 August 2020
Subject MatterCorporate Law
2020/9/9 China's Auto Antitrust Guidelines Released to the Public | China Law Insight 1/11
China’s Auto Antitrust Guidelines Released to the
By King & Wood Mallesons on August 19, 2020
Authors: Liu Cheng, Hong Lushen, Bi Yun, Jeff Liu
Corporate & Commercial Group, King & Wood Mallesons
On 20 February 2020, in his annual review “Dedicated to Fair Competition and Serving
Reform and Development – Overview of Antitrust Work in 2019”, Mr. Wu Zhenguo, the
Director of the Anti-monopoly Bureau (“AMB”) of the State Administration for Market
Regulation (“SAMR”), mentioned that the Anti-monopoly Committee of the State Council
has issued four antitrust guidelines including the Antitrust Guidelines for the Automotive
Industry (“Auto Guidelines”).
Recently, we noticed that the four antitrust guidelines (namely the Auto Guidelines, the
Antitrust Guidelines for Intellectual Property Area, the Guidelines for Application of
Leniency in Horizontal Monopoly Agreement Cases, and the Guidelines for Business
Operators’ Commitment in Monopoly Cases) were included in the Compendium of
Antitrust Regulations and Guidelines 2019[1] compiled by the AMB, through which the
four antitrust guidelines were officially released to the public.

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