Region: Taiwan

Taiwan sinks snorkelling cartel

Taiwan’s competition watchdog has sanctioned 21 snorkelling companies and a local tourism association for colluding to raise prices in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

23 February 2023

Taiwan punishes ready-mix concrete cartel

Taiwan’s competition watchdog has fined 18 ready-mix concrete producers, including three major factory operators, a total of €6.6 million for fixing prices and allocating the market in a northwestern city.

20 February 2023


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Lawyers rarely switch firms in Taiwan’s stable competition bar, which focuses its efforts on major mergers and behavioural investigations before one of Asia’s most sophisticated antitrust authorities.

12 December 2022

Taiwan: private practice perspective

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11 October 2022

Taiwan conditionally clears retail deal with pricing commitments

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has approved the acquisition of RT-Mart by the country’s largest supermarket chain after imposing several behavioural conditions on the deal to curb potential price increases.

19 July 2022

Taiwan’s Supreme Court reinstates cartel fines against power companies

Taiwan’s top court has reinstated a 2013 decision to fine nine power companies more than €190 million for fixing electricity prices, holding that a lower court erred in cancelling those penalties.

17 June 2022

Taiwan fines air-con makers and scallop importers in pair of cartel decisions

Taiwan’s competition authority has fined 15 domestic air conditioning companies for illegally agreeing to jointly reduce their warranty periods, while it has also hit six scallop importers with price-fixing fines.

11 May 2022

Taiwanese enforcer: “vertical collusion” should fall within cartel provisions

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has recommended amending the country’s antitrust law to explicitly include vertical collusion as a form of cartel conduct following a year-long investigation into the digital economy.

11 March 2022

Semiconductor component deal collapses over foreign investment review

The collapse of a proposed merger between Taiwan-based Global Wafers and its rival Siltronic because Germany’s economic ministry missed its foreign investment review deadline highlights how unpredictable the country's national security regime has become, even for deals involving non-Chinese buyers, lawyers have told GCR.

03 February 2022


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10 December 2021

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