The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2018

Japan: E-Commerce

20 March 2018

Overview Like other major competition authorities such as the European Commission and the two authorities in the US, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) positions fair and free competition in the digital economy as one of the most important policy goal1 and has strong interests in inter-relationship between e-commerce and competition laws. The JFTC operates a Task Force focusing on Information Technology matters (IT-Task Force) already2 and in October 2016 opened a hotline for the IT/digital sector to gather information from whistle-blowers.3

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