NDRCs Recent Enforcement of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law - A More Aggressive and Transparent Direction
By DAVID LIVDAHL, JENNY SHENG, KAREN SONG & JORA GUO
As one of the three anti-monopoly enforcement authorities in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC” or “China”), the National Development and Reform Commission (the “NDRC”) is in charge of the examination and regulation of price-related monopolistic activities. Traditionally, NDRC took the leading role in the investigation and regulation of any violations of pricing law and regulations in China. The PRC Anti-Monopoly Law (the “AML”) now provides NDRC with additional authority and resources to investigate and punish pricing-related activities which eliminate or restrict competition.