Qinghai AMR Fines A Gas Supplier CNY 4.46m for Tying

On 20 May 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) released a sanction decision made by the Administration for Market Regulation of Qinghai Province (“Qinghai AMR”) in which Qinghai AMR fined Qinghai Minhe Chuanzhong Gas & Oil Co., Ltd. (“Chuanzhong”) over CNY 4.46m for abuse of dominance.

On 20 May 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) released a sanction decision made by the Administration for Market Regulation of Qinghai Province (“Qinghai AMR”) in which Qinghai AMR fined Qinghai Minhe Chuanzhong Gas & Oil Co., Ltd. (“Chuanzhong”) over CNY 4.46m for abuse of dominance.

Qinghai AMR found that from 2009 to 2018, Chuanzhong abused its dominant market position in the civil pipeline natural gas service market for urban residents in the main urban area of Minhe County by tying gas boilers and detectors without justification, which restricted the competition in the relevant market and harmed the interests of consumers.

(Source: SAMR)

Disclaimer: This is an article created by Michael Liang for Chinasdg.org. You can find the original article here: https://chinasdg.org/2020/05/26/qinghai-amr-fines-a-gas-supplier-cny-4-46m-for-tying/.

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