Case Statistics on Approvals of Merger

Chinese Taipei


Although enterprises can improve their operating efficiency and achieve economy of scale through merger and expansion of business, such expansion of business scope may lead to convergence of market players and reduction of competition, and ultimately hamper competition. Therefore, the Fair Trade Act requires that application should be made to the Fair Trade Commission if a merger of enterprises achieve certain business scale, and the Commission will decide whether to grant the approval after having evaluated the impact of such merger on the overall economy and market competition. In doing so, the Commission seeks to ensure that all merger cases will meet the requirement for promotion of overall economy and public interest.

Table: Statistics on Enterprise Merger( Unit: Case  )

Item

Year

Cases of Merger Approved or not Prohibited
Mergers-by types in Para.1,Art.10 of the FTA
Subparagraph 1 Subparagraph 2 Subparagraph 3 Subparagraph 4 Subparagraph 5
1992
6
3
1
2
-
-
1993
107
3
9
1
-
94
1994
259
5
10
4
-
240
1995
426
4
12
2
1
408
1996
339
3
14
3
6
314
1997
535
5
11
10
5
506
1998
843
3
23
16
15
791
1999 1,032 6 14 14 - 998
2000 1,177 26 16 59 1 1081
2001 1,087 23 59 24 2 997
2002 117 6 23 2 - 93
2003 31 9 18 4 1 5
2004 18 3 13 2 - 4
2005 34 6 23 4 3 12
2006 34 6 25 1 2 22
2007 37 4 21 8 4 18
2008 36 2 29 4 4 14
2009 27 7 20 3 - 13
2010 19 - 15 3 2 10
2011 28 4 24 2 5 16
2012 26 2 21 6 2 16
2013 30 5 21 2 9 18
2014 33 3 25 3 7 19

2015

26 4 21 4 5 20

2016

33 3 29 3 2 26

2017

11 1 7 1 3 5

2018

26 3 22 1 9 21
Note: More than one type of merger may be applicable to some cases. Therefore, the total number of cases under different types of mergers exceeds the total number of approved cases.