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Annual Report (January-December 2006)

Table of contents

I Changes regarding competition laws and policies - Outline of new regulations in competition laws and related legislations

1 Enforcement of the amended Antimonopoly Act

2 Amendment to the Act Concerning Elimination and Prevention of Involvement in Bid Rigging etc.

3 Revision to specific unfair trade practices

4 Bilateral cooperation agreements

 1) Signing of "Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Republic of the Phillipines for an Economic Partnership"

 2) Other moves toward agreements

II Enforcement of competition laws and policies

1 Measures against violations

 1) Measures taken in 2006

 2) Summary of main cases

 3) Litigation

2 Mergers and acquisitions

 1) Effort to progress on transparency and predictability of mergers and acquisitions regulations

 2) Statistics relating to mergers and acquisitions

 3) Main mergers and acquisitions cases

III The role of a competition authority in the formulation and implementation of other policies

1 Coordination between the Antimonopoly Act and other economic laws and ordinances

2 Publication of "Competition in Electricity Markets and Future Issues"

3 Revision to “Guidelines for Proper Electric Power Trade”

4 Publication of “Issues Concerning Postal Services and Competition Policy Coinciding with the Enactment of the laws on the Privatization of the Postal Services”

5 Revision to the system for exemption of international shipping from the Antimonopoly Act

IV Japan Fair Trade Commission resources (FY2006)

1 Budget

2 Number of officials

3 Activities of the Competition Policy Research Center

V Main surveys related to competition policy

1 Survey of trade practices between financial institutions and enterprises

2 Survey of distribution of ethical drugs

3 Survey of tendering and contracting systems in public procurement

4 Survey of trade between large-scale retailers and suppliers

5 Survey of trade in B2C E-Commerce such as electronic shopping malls

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