China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: What To Expect

Law360, New York (September 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On August 30 the standing committee of the People’s National Congress finally adopted an Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”), after more than a decade of planning, drafting and debate.

The drafting process was, by all accounts, a success in that it led to the elimination of many of the provisions that the international legal and business community had found objectionable in earlier versions.

Early drafts of the AML had, for example, seemed to exempt existing “administrative” monopolies within China from the law, leaving the impression of an intent...
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