The Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) (“CO”) provides for a cross-sectoral competition law prohibiting anti-competitive conduct through three competition rules –

Concurrent Jurisdiction

Under the CO, the CA is conferred concurrent jurisdiction with the Competition Commission (“Commission”) to enforce the CO in respect of the conduct of certain undertakings operating in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors.

The CA and the Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to coordinate the performance of their functions on which they have concurrent jurisdiction. Competition cases will be handled by the two competition authorities according to the arrangements set out in the MoU.

For cases involving the telecommunications or broadcasting sectors and falling within the concurrent jurisdiction, the CA will ordinarily take the role of the lead authority, which will assume responsibility for exercising the relevant powers and functions conferred upon it under the CO. For details, please refer to the MoU.