The Japanese FTC issues cease and desist orders against foreign companies in cartel and bid-rigging cases (Marine hose)

Case Summary According to the Japan FTC’s cease and desist order, the Japan FTC investigated Japanese and foreign companies manufacturing and selling marine hose; they found that the manufacturers and sellers of marine hose had jointly determined the prospective recipient of the orders, hereafter referred to as “Champion”, and cooperated to ensure that Champion would receive the orders. The JFTC therefore issued cease and desist orders and a surcharge payment order on 20 February 2008, stating that such acts are in violation of Article 3 of the AMA (prohibition of unreasonable restraint of trade).

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Kentaro Hirayama, The Japanese FTC issues cease and desist orders against foreign companies in cartel and bid-rigging cases (Marine hose), 20 February 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Japan Antitrust, Art. N° 72372

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