JFTC Releases Guidelines On Exclusionary Conduct

Law360, New York (October 29, 2009, 4:53 PM EDT) -- Japan's antitrust authority has released guidelines on exclusionary conduct under its competition laws as part of its stepped up efforts to regulate monopolies and promote fair trade.

The Guidelines for Exclusionary Private Monopolization Under the Antimonopoly Act detail how the agency will prioritize investigating exclusionary conduct, the Japanese Fair Trade Commission said in a statement Thursday.

Japan's Antimonopoly Act, passed in June, allows the antitrust regulator for the first time to levy administrative fines against companies that exclude the business activities of other firms and cause...
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