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The JFTC received a report on e-book agreements from Amazon Services International, Inc.

August 15, 2017
Japan Fair Trade Commission

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) received a report from Amazon Services International, Inc. (ASII) that ASII would take voluntary measures on the parity provisions contained in the agreements with publishers or distributors on the e-books delivered from the Amazon.co.jp website.
The JFTC recognized that those measures would eliminate the competition concerns on the parity provisions.

The measures reported by ASII include the following.
- ASII will not enforce the contractual obligations of publishers or distributors regarding the parity provisions.
- ASII will notify publishers and distributors in Japan of the above measure by August 4, 2017.

*Every announcement is tentative translation. Please refer to the original text written in Japanese for more details.
*The detailed translation will be posted later.

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