Japan Forges Ahead In Bid-Rigging Crackdown

Law360, New York (May 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As part of Japan’s recent crackdown on widespread bid-rigging in the public works industry, the country this week adopted updated guidelines on measures to prevent the practice, fresh on the heels of its revision of its anti-monopoly law earlier this year.

The revisions call on local governments to increase efforts to strike deals with private contractors in accordance with guidelines for promoting competition, inviting more open tenders for public works projects and making greater use of a comprehensive evaluation system under which bid prices and other...
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