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18.02.2021
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At the backdrop of the rapid growth of platform economy and the development of new services and business models, the antitrust regulation is challenged by new forms of anticompetitive behavior. In order to protect fair competition and consumer rights, to promote healthy development of platforms, to encourage innovations and scientific regulation approach, the Antimonopoly Committee of the State Council of China issued the Antitrust Guidelines for Platform Economy (“the Guidelines”). The Guidelines are based on the Antimonopoly Law of China (“the AML”) and dedicated to clarify the principles of antitrust regulation in the context of digital industry.
09.02.2021
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On the 7th of February, SAMR has issued new guidelines on the platform economy business' activity that formalized an antitrust bill issued in November. These new rules target the largest internet platforms and are intended to clarify a number of monopolistic practices that regulators are preparing to tackle.
05.02.2021
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On February 2, Bytedance’s video app Douyin (Chinese version of Tiktok) officially complained to Beijing IP Court against Tencent’s monopolistic practices. The case attracted much attention both in China and abroad, being a first antimonopoly complaint in the internet industry since the release of Draft Antitrust Guidelines for Platform Economy (to solicit public opinion).
26.01.2021
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On January 20, the People’s Bank of China released the Draft Regulations for Non-Banking Payment Systems to solicit public opinion. The Draft Regulations set a ‘red line’ for third-party payment platforms and are widely considered an antitrust measure, ‘aimed directly at tech giants’.
22.01.2021
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Russian FAS has imposed fine on Google based on paragraph 7 of Article 7 of the Law on Advertising, which forbids the advertising of goods for the production and (or) sale of which a license or other special permits are required, in the absence of such permits.
20.01.2021
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Administrative Council for Economic Defense approved the acquisition of a set of medicines from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International by Hypera on the 20t of January. The deal involves the holding and commercialization, by Hypera, of product lines such as Dramin, Nebacetin, Neosaldina, Eparema, Xantinon, Nenê-Dent, Albocresil, Venalot, Ad-Til, Alektos and Nesina. The endorsement of the operation was conditioned to the signing of an agreement, which removes competitive concerns.
14.01.2021
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The Eurasian Economic Commission received statements regarding the potential signs of violation of antimonopoly legislation by Yandex and Mail.ru.
30.12.2020
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The State Administration for Market Regulation of China announced on December 24 that it had launched an antitrust investigation into Alibaba Group for the alleged forcing of exclusive dealing, so called “either-or” choice.
24.12.2020
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Alibaba was suspected of violating antitrust laws. Regulators are exploring the company's "forced exclusivity" policy, particularly Alibaba's requirement for partners not to work with its competitors.
07.12.2020
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On the occasion of World Competition Day CUTS International and CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) held a webinar, which discussed Competition Policy and Access to Healthcare. The session was moderated by Rashid S. Kaukab, Executive Director, CUTS International, Geneva.
26.11.2020
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The arbitration tribunal supported the FAS in a dispute with a customer who entered into a contract for the construction of a fitness centre with a single supplier, citing the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
09.11.2020
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On November 6, three Chinese authorities – the State Administration for Market Regulation (the SAMR), the Cyberspace Administration and the State Taxation Administration – held a joint advisory meeting on the effective regulation of digital economy. The meeting was also attended by China’s 27 leading tech companies, including JD.com, Meituan, Alibaba, Bytedance, DiDi, Kuaishou etc.
04.11.2020
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In the past few years Chinese state authorities have been continuously implementing the “Speed up, fees down” policy in regards to the Internet services. However, the exact opposite behavior was noticed by the Inspection Group of the State Council of China in Yanjing Polytechnic University.
02.11.2020
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The search engine website advertised the investment services of Rypex trading limited, which does not have a license for financial activities.
20.10.2020
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This May the Administration for Market Regulation (the AMR) of Shandong Province (East China) launched an investigation into the local Ocean Development Bureau, which had reportedly abused its administrative powers to restrict competition.
14.10.2020
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The document aims to ensure the availability of inexpensive essential drugs for patients.

The Russian competition commission, together with the Russian Ministry of Health, is working on a document that allows indexing prices for vital drugs, the production of which has become unprofitable.
06.10.2020
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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is investigating a complaint stating that Google misused its dominant market position in the smart television operating systems market.
06.10.2020
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As declared by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) of China, Luckin Coffee (a Chinese coffeehouse chain) was accused of false publicity that misled the public.
24.09.2020
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On 23rd of September, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) condemned the Association of Hospitals of the State of Ceará (Ahece), for inducing uniform conduct, and nine clinics and hospitals, for the practice of cartel in the market of medical and hospital services in Fortaleza (CE). Due to the anti-competitive conduct, the convicts will have to pay a total of R $ 27.5 million in fines.
21.09.2020
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The streaming service is unhappy with the single subscription update, which was unveiled on the 15th of September. The Swedish company believes that it creates a non-competitive environment. This is not the first time Apple was accused of non-competitive behaviour. Other companies also oppose Apple's policies, including Epic Games and Telegram.