February 5, 2016
Japan Fair Trade Commission
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued the cease and desist orders and the surcharge payment orders to the manufacturing distributors selling poly aluminum chloride ordered by the local governments in Tohoku district, Niigata district and Hokuriku district, finding that this manufacturing distributor substantially restrained competition in the sales field of poly aluminum chloride by determining prospective suppliers and enabling those prospective suppliers to supply it in the three districts. The total amount of the surcharge to be paid is 1.063 hundred million yen.
In this case, the JFTC notified the poly aluminum chloride manufacturing distributers of the contents of the proposed orders in writing and provided them with opportunities to submit their opinions and evidence to the JFTC. The orders have been issued after the JFTC took into consideration the opinions and the evidence submitted. A recipient dissatisfied with the orders may file a revocation suit against the JFTC as a defendant within 6 months from such knowledge or within a year from the date of the orders.
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