The Fair Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the Financial Supervisory Commission (the “FSC”) promulgated the amendment of the “Regulations for the Examination of Financial Holding Company Merger Cases” on July 9, 2015.  The major amendments include (1) in a merger case involving financial holding companies, the FTC may seek the FSC’ s opinon; and (2) in a merger case involving financial holding companies, the FTC may consider the competent authorities’ policies and other financial market related factors.