|Application Date||31 January 2019|
|Applicant||Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry|
Notice of the Application
Form AD (non-confidential version)
|Summary of the Application||For the summary of the Application provided by the Applicants, please refer to paragraphs 3 to 6 of the Form AD (non-confidential version)|
On 31 January 2019, the Applicant submitted an application for a decision under section 9 of the Competition Ordinance in relation to a proposed pharmaceutical sales survey (“Proposed Survey”).
The Applicant seeks a decision confirming that the first conduct rule under section 6 of the Ordinance does not apply to the giving effect of the Proposed Survey by the Applicant by virtue of the exclusion in section 1 (Agreements enhancing overall economic efficiency) of Schedule 1 to the Ordinance.
On 1 February 2019, the Commission published a notice of the application and requested interested parties to submit representations on the application to it. Further details on how to submit such representations are provided in the notice.
Parties are invited to submit representations by 18:00 on Friday, 29 March 2019.