April 17, 2019
Japan Fair Trade Commission
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has published an interim report regarding trade practices on digital platforms as attached. This report stems from a fact-finding survey regarding trade practices on digital platforms which has been launched since this January and includes the results of three specific surveys regarding trade practices on online retail platform, practices on app store and users (consumers) of digital platforms.
The JFTC will conduct further fact-finding survey including the sectors in which the surveys mentioned above have already been launched, in order to understand the situation surrounding trade practices on digital platforms and organize our thoughts on the Anti-Monopoly Act and competition policy in Japan.
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