September 21, 2016
Japan Fair Trade Commission
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued the cease and desist order and the surcharge payment orders to the participants in bidding for the disaster restoration paving works for the Great East Japan Earthquake ordered by the Kanto Branch of East Nippon Expressway Company Ltd., finding that they substantially restrained competition in the field of the works by designating successful bidders and enabling those bidders to win the biddings. The total amount of the surcharge to be paid is 480.29 million yen.
In the hearing procedure, the JFTC notified the participants of the contents of the proposed orders in writing and provided them with opportunities to view and copy the evidence which became a basis for the orders and 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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