Will introducing payments for antitrust whistle-blowing in China prove to be a compliance game changer?

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On 19 November 2019 the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) posted a draft of the Interim Measures on Rewards for Complaints Against Significant Illegal Conduct in the Market Regulation Field (Draft Reward Measures) on its website for public comment. The Draft Reward Measures build on a series of similar rules issued by SAMR’s predecessor bodies and some local authorities in the fields of counterfeiting, product safety, pricing conduct, and intellectual property.