Region: Taiwan

Taiwan conditionally clears first-ever network and frequency sharing agreement

Taiwan’s competition authority has allowed a pair of telecommunications companies to share 5G bandwidth as long as they keep their businesses separate and submit annual reports to the agency for the next five years.

06 August 2021

Taiwan clears Google after five-year probe

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has closed a five-year investigation into Google after finding no evidence that the US technology company abused its dominance.

25 May 2021

Taiwan hits cancer drug companies with fines

Taiwan’s competition authority has fined a pair of pharmaceutical companies more than €8 million for entering into an anticompetitive agreement for the exclusive distribution of colorectal cancer drugs.

13 May 2021

Government official takes the helm at Taiwan’s enforcer

May Lee has left her position as a senior official at Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs to lead the country’s competition watchdog.

02 February 2021

Report reveals fluctuations in cartel fines in 2020 across Asia-Pacific

Cartel fines in Korea and Taiwan increased significantly in 2020 from the previous year, although they fell steeply in China, Japan, Australia and India, a report by Morgan Lewis & Bockius has revealed.

15 January 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2021

Taiwan’s competition bar is compact and mostly local, with the exception of Baker McKenzie, which is the only global firm to feature in our rankings.

11 December 2020

Taiwan conditionally clears supermarket deal

French shopping chain Carrefour must safeguard the interests of smaller suppliers to proceed with its proposed acquisition of 224 local Wellcome supermarkets and Market Place by Jasons stores in Taiwan, the country’s competition watchdog has said.

10 December 2020

Taiwan fines hard disk drives cartel

Taiwan’s competition watchdog has imposed nearly €18 million in fines on three companies it said exchanged sensitive information and fixed the price of hard disk drives components.

16 November 2020

Next week in Beijing: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 29 November 2019

This week was a bit slow in Asia-Pacific in terms of major news stories, but read on for many interesting developments on mergers, cases, authorisation requests for certain conduct and more. In addition to all of the regular content, next week we will be reporting from our inaugural conference in mainland China – GCR Live IP and Antitrust Beijing. Enforcement officials from China, Japan and the US are scheduled to speak on topics including intellectual property and industrial policy.

29 November 2019

Taiwan pulls the plug on karaoke merger

Taiwan’s competition watchdog has blocked a merger between two prominent karaoke companies for the fourth time since 2007.

21 August 2019

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