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The Japanese FTC investigates a lodging company for restrictive practices including demanding that partners do not provide more favourable prices on other sales channels (Expedia Lodging Partner Services)

Approval of the Commitment Plan submitted by Expedia Lodging Partner Services Sàr*l The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter referred to as the “JFTC”) has investigated Expedia Lodging Partner Services Sàrl (hereinafter referred to as the “ELPS”) in accordance with the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (hereinafter referred to simply as the “Act”), and suspected that the conducts mentioned in 2 below might fall under Trading on Restrictive Terms prescribed in paragraph 12 of the Unfair Trade Practices designated pursuant to Article 2, paragraph 9, item (vi) of the Act, and that ELPS might violate Article 19 of the Act. Recognizing that competition may be promptly restored, through the Commitment Procedure, by measures taken by ELPS in a rapid manner to eliminate the conducts mentioned

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Japanese Competition Authority, The Japanese FTC investigates a lodging company for restrictive practices including demanding that partners do not provide more favourable prices on other sales channels (Expedia Lodging Partner Services), 2 June 2022, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 107492

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