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MOFCOM Clarified the Requirements for Notification of Simple Merger Cases


The merger control authority in the People’s Republic China (“PRC”), i.e. the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued the Interim Provisions on Criteria Applicable to Simple Cases of Concentrations of Business Operators (“Interim Provisions”) on 11 February 2014. In our China Insight newsletter of February 2014, we reported on the key criteria applicable to the simple merger cases which the Interim Provisions introduce. On 18 April 2014, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the MOFCOM (“Anti-Monopoly Bureau”) further clarifies the requirements for notification of simple merger cases in the Guiding Opinions (Interim) on Notification for Simple Cases of Concentrations of Business Operators (“Guiding Opinions”).

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