From the beginning of 2009, the year of the ox, the legislative framework of the Chinese Anti-monopoly Law (AML) has been accelerated. The acceleration is necessary to correct some of the major disadvantages of the AML. It is hoped the corrections will prevent the AML from being seen as abstract and hard to enforce.

Until now, we have heard little from regulatory organizations related to the enforcement of Chinese Anti-monopoly law including the; Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM); State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the National Reform and Development Commission (SDPC). However, there appears to be a consensus amongst the organizations for a need to focus on the legislation progress, and to promulgate Guiding Opinions, Guidelines, Working Guidelines and Regulation and Administrative Procedures in an expedited fashion. Among these three organizations, it seems MOFCOM is moving far quicker than the others.
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