The Competition Ordinance (Ordinance) was passed in June 2012 with phased implementation so that businesses had time to familiarise with the law and make necessary arrangements.
The Competition Commission (Commission) encourages businesses to be proactive in understanding the Ordinance, identifying risk areas and setting up self-compliance programmes. In addition to the Guidelines, the Commission has also developed easy to understand publications and a compliance toolkit for businesses to assist them to comply with the new law.
The Commission actively reaches out to the public and businesses to help them understand and comply with the Ordinance. However, the Commission is not in a position to provide legal advice. If businesses are concerned about their own practices having reviewed the Commission’s materials or need advice on their special circumstances, they should consider seeking legal advice.
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