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EU Says It Left JFTC Out Of Switchgear Cartel Loop

Law360 (April 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Europe's competition regulator has reportedly admitted that it failed to tell its counterparts at the Japan Fair Trade Commission about a power station switchgear cartel involving 11 Japanese and European companies.

Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported on Tuesday that the European Commission said it forgot to notify the JFTC about the matter, despite agreeing to do so in a July 2003 international deal for cooperation between countries.

During the two years and eight months in which the E.C. was involved in investigating the companies and determining...
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