Japan Fair Trade Commission
The JFTC has today issued recommendation to 29 participants in bids for building-cleaning by public offices in Yamaguchi City and Shimonoseki City for violating Section 3 (prohibition of unreasonalble restraint of trade) of the Antimonoply Act.
1. Acts of violation
The 22 companies for Yamaguchi-city and 14 for Shimonoseki-city has substantially restricted the competition in the fields of building-cleaning by deciding the winner in the bids for building-cleaning by the public offices in the two cities.
2. Measures to be taken:
The said companies must confirm cease of the conducts.
The said companies must not do similar conducts again.
3. Due date for acceptance of recommendation: 1 May 2003
Recommendation decision if accepted, or otherwise, proceed to initiate hearings
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