February 25, 2022
Japan Fair Trade Commission
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter referred to as the “JFTC”) issued cease and desist orders and surcharge payment orders against participants in biddings for specific Electronic Security Services ordered by the Public offices, etc. in Gunma Prefecture.
The JFTC found that the participants substantially restrained competition in the field of the above specific Electronic Security Services by, in concert with one another, designating prospective bidders.
The conduct falls under unreasonable restraint of trade prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (6) of the Antimonopoly Act (hereinafter referred to simply as the “Act”) and the participants violated Article 3 of the Act. The total amount of surcharge is 14.8 million yen.