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Decision to Commence Hearing Procedures against Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (Price fixing case by Manufacturers of Cathode Ray Tubes for Televisions (Note1)) (Tentative Translation)

May 14/2010
Japan Fair Trade Commission

 On May 12, 2010, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) decided to commence hearing procedures against Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. pursuant to Article 52(3) of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA).
 This case concerns a request from Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. for commencement of JFTC’s hearing procedures with regard to the cease and desist order dated February 5, 2010, which the JFTC issued against the company by service by public notification (Note2).
(Refer to the press release dated March 29, 2010, for outlines of the cease and desist order in this case.)

(Note1) With regard to cease and desist orders and surcharge payment orders issued by the JFTC on October 7, 2009, the JFTC has already commenced hearing procedures against MT Picture Display Co., Ltd., PT. MT Picture Display Indonesia and two other companies pursuant to Article 52(3) of the AMA, upon their request for commencement of JFTC’s hearing procedures.
 MT Picture Display Co., Ltd. requested for commencement of hearings with regard to the cease and desist order. PT. MT Picture Display Indonesia and two other companies requested for hearings with regard to the surcharge payment orders.

(Note2) The JFTC conducted service by public notification in accordance with the provision of Article 70-18 of the AMA, as the case when, with regard to service to be made in foreign countries, the provisions of Article 108 of the Code of Civil Procedures as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 70-17 of the AMA may not be applied, or it is recognized that service may not be made based on the said provisions.
 Service by public notification shall be made through posting on the notice board of the JFTC to the effect that the documents to be served shall be delivered at any time to the person who is to receive the service.
1. Outline of the Party

Name and location of head office of the party Representative
Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (Republic of Korea) Chi Hun Choi

2. Initial Hearing and Venue
(1)Time: 14:00 on Wednesday June 23, 2010
(2)Venue: JFTC Hearing Court (Central Government Building No.6, Block B, 19F)

*Every announcement is tentative translation. Please refer to the original text written in Japanese.



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