Region: Taiwan

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

Taiwan doubles maximum reward for whistleblowers

Taiwan’s government has doubled the maximum reward available to whistleblowers who report collusive conduct.

18 November 2021

Taiwanese official says competition agency is not considering digital platform regulation

Taiwan’s antitrust enforcer does not think new ex ante competition regulation is needed to tackle concerns about digital media markets and will instead rely on the country’s existing regime to address any possible issues, a top official at the agency has said.

29 September 2021

Taiwan fines Delivery Hero subsidiary for vertical restraints

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Asia’s largest food and grocery delivery platform for unlawfully dictating the prices charged by partner restaurants and stopping them from developing their own takeaway services.

22 September 2021

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

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