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Reforms for China’s public procurement regime expected in 2020

On 27 February 2020, China’s Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) published its legislative agenda for 2020 and released a plan to amend a series of laws and regulations regarding public procurement (see here).  As China is speeding up the negotiation process for its accession to the Agreement on Government Procurement (“GPA”) within the WTO framework, significant

Antitrust in China’s pharma sector – Bengbu action following big-bang reform

On 26 August 2015, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) made public its first antitrust enforcement decision in the pharmaceutical sector since launching the drug pricing reform earlier this year. Although the target of this enforcement action was a local government entity, pharmaceutical companies should expect continued antitrust intervention in parallel with the implementation

Record antitrust fines in China

The National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC“) has started 2013 with a bang.  On 4 January 2013, it announced that it had imposed sanctions of close to USD 56 million on six liquid crystal display (“LCD“) makers from Korea and Taiwan, accusing the companies of illegal price-fixing.   These sanctions set an absolute record for antitrust