Since China's Antimonopoly Law (AML) took effect August 1, it has generated substantial public interest, as well as some important initial tests. Two of the most recent AML-related developments are the dismissal of China's first AML case and the National Development and Reform Commission's (NDRC) completion of new regulations against monopoly pricing.
China Market Intelligence
The United States and China made incremental progress on consumer safety issues at the fourth SED on June 17-18 in Annapolis, Maryland, but no progress was made on troublesome market access issues for meat products.
The Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) last week released its 2008 work plan and legislative agenda, outlining the draft laws and amendments it plans to review (see Table).