The free-to-download publication presents a new opportunity to engage with relevant authorities, academic thought-leaders, businesses and other stakeholders, to continue to help embed a worldwide culture of compliance.
The Mandarin version is a tangible outcome from successful meetings in 2014 with the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (SAIC).
Anne Riley, Chair of the ICC Task Force on Compliance and Advocacy said: “It is very important for ICC to publish a Mandarin version of the ICC Antirust Compliance Toolkit, notably to make the practical tools and tips readily accessible to the Chinese antitrust community. We hope that this initiative will help further the fruitful discussion that took place in Beijing last year and continue the exchange with antitrust agencies on how international business can work with them to help promote the benefits of robust compliance programmes”.
To date, ICC and its global network of national committees have participated in over 20 antitrust compliance workshops and other engagements around the world. This includes meetings with the Association of South East Asian Nations, the European Competition Network, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Competition Network.
It is very important for ICC to publish a Mandarin version of the ICC Antirust Compliance Toolkit, notably to make the practical tools and tips readily accessible to the Chinese antitrust community.
“We hope that the Mandarin edition will provide more opportunities for ICC and the international business community to continue in constructive dialogue with Chinese antitrust experts on compliance best practices and implications for enforcement policies.” said Caroline Inthavisay, ICC Policy Manager in charge of the ICC Commission on Competition.
The Mandarin addition brings the number of non-English versions available to six, comprising French, German, Italian, Russian and Polish versions. ICC has also published guidance specifically tailored for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) entitled Why Complying with Competition Law is Good for your Business (also known as the ICC SME Toolkit). The ICC SME Toolkit was launched in Sydney in April 2015. Currently available in English ICC is working to make several other language versions available in 2016.
Further details for the launch of the Mandarin version of the Toolkit in China will be announced in due course.
Download a copy the Mandarin ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit here.