Pursuant to Article 12, Clause 6, of the Fair Trade, the Fair Trade Commission on July 18, 2016 promulgated the “Types of Merger Transactions Not Governed by Article 11 of the Fair Trade Act”.  In addition to merger transactions that fall within the circumstances enumerated in Clauses 1 to 5 of Article 12,  this announcement designates that the following four types of merger transactions also do not need to be filed with the Commission in advance: (1) where the merger is between enterprises having a controlling/subordinate relationship; (2) where an enterprise merges with another enterprise, and these enterprises are subsidiaries of the same holding enterprise; (3) where an enterprise assigns to another enterprise part or all of the first enterprise’s voting shares or capital in a third party, and a controlling/subordinate relationship exists between the transferor and transferee enterprises; (4) where an enterprise assigns to another enterprise part or all of the first enterprise’s voting shares or capital in a third party, and the transferor and transferee enterprises are subsidiaries of the same holding enterprise.