NDRC v Unilever

China Intensifies Law Enforcement on Unfair Price Competition: the Unilever Case


On 6 May 2011, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) published a statement commenting on the punishment on Unilever (China) Co. Ltd. (“Unilever”) for its unfair price competition acts, endorsing publicly the law enforcement action in Shanghai. In the statement, NDRC said that it noted in late March 2011 a wave of consumer panic buying linked to the rumours of price rise of some home care and personal care products. NDRC and the Shanghai Price Administration Bureau (“Price Bureau”), the NDRC’s price law enforcement arm in Shanghai, then conducted a price inspection on relevant products in the market. The inspection revealed that Unilever had conducted some pricing activities which are prohibited by law. The NDRC later instructed the Price Bureau to take action promptly to stop and punish for the illegal activities.

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