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Commencement of Hearing procedures against Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.and Mitsubishi Plastics,Inc. (Price Fixing Case by Manufactures and Sellers of Vinyl Chloride Pipes and Joints)

May 15/2009
Japan Fair Trade Commission

Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. requested for hearings on the cease and desist orders and surcharge payment orders issued by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) on February 18,2009 to manufactures and sellers of Vinyl
Chloride Pipes and Joints (Note) (2009 (Measure) No. 1 and 2009 (Payment) No. 1 or No. 2). The JFTC decided on May 13, 2009 to commence the hearing procedures in accordance with the provision of Paragraph 3, Article 52 under the Antimonopoly Act and gave a notice to that effect to Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc..
(Note) Refers to hard polyvinyl chloride pipes and hard polyvinyl chloride joints made from vinyl chloride resin and other materials (excluding those used for protecting electrical wires or communication cables installed in public utility conduits)

1. Outline of the Person Requesting for Hearings (Respondent)

Hearing Case No. Person requesting for hearings
Principal Office
2009 (Judgment) No. 6 and No. 8
Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd..
2-4-4 Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka
2009 (Judgement) No. 7 and No. 9
Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.
1-2-2 Nihonbashi Hongokuchou, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

2. Date and Place of the First Hearing
(1) Date and time
Monday, June 29, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
(2) Place
Hearing Court of the Japan Fair Trade Commission
(19th floor, Central Government Building No. 6-B, 1-1, Kasumigaseki 1-chome,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

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

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