“fast track”; “simplified procedure”; “Ministry of Commerce”; “MOFCOM”; “concentration of operators”; “standards”; “Anti-Monopoly Law”; “AML”

By Susan Ning, Huang Jing and Hazel Yin

On April 3, 2013, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published the draft Interim Rules regarding the Standards of Simple Cases of Concentrations of Operators (Draft Standards), to solicit comments from the public.  The Draft Standards set out the factors that MOFCOM would consider when identifying if a concentration of operators would be categorized as a simple case. 

The Draft Standards include the following major provisions:
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