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See version in english Kazuyuki SUGIMOTO, JFTC: Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Task for Growth

INTERVIEW : JAPON - JFTC - POLITIQUE CONCURRENTIELLE - MISE EN OEUVRE DU DROIT DE LA CONCURRENCE - ADVOCACY

Kazuyuki SUGIMOTO, JFTC : Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Task for Growth

"Pas de croissance sans la concurrence" est notre devise. Je pense qu’une politique concurrentielle tournée vers la croissance économique est aujourd’hui plus importante que jamais. C’est sur cette base que l’Autorité japonaise de la concurrence (JFTC) s’est fixé les trois priorités suivantes : Une stricte application du droit à l’encontre de pratiques anticoncurrentielles telles que les cartels de fixation des prix ou les manipulations d’appels d’offres qui affectent la vie des citoyens ; Renforcement des activités d’’advocacy’ dans l’objectif d’établir un environnement compétitif ; et la Promotion de la coopération internationale, afin de faire face aux activités marquées par le contexte de la mondialisation.

Interview réalisée par Tomohiko Kimura, Yabuki Law Offices,Tokyo.

2013 until today Chairman of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) 2010 - Until 2011 Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo 2008 - Until 2009 Administrative Vice Minister of Finance The Chairman’s policy directions 2 years have passed since you took the position of Chairman of the JFTC in March 2013. Looking back on the last 2 years, how do you evaluate the activities and achievement of the JFTC and do you see any changes in the JFTC’s priorities from Mr. Takeshima’s era ? Since I took office last March, during the period between April 2013 and January 2015, in terms of violation of the Antimonopoly Act, the JFTC has taken legal measures in 26 cases, against 335 enterprises. The JFTC issued surcharge payment orders against 297 enterprises in total. The

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Kazuyuki Sugimoto, Kazuyuki SUGIMOTO, JFTC: Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Task for Growth, May 2015, Concurrences Review N° 2-2015, Art. N° 72126, pp. 8-10

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