In a recent series of cases the Japanese Fair Trade Commission has adopted a strict illegality approach and held one of the more typical manufacturer-imposed market channelling arrangements to constitute an unfair business practice in violation of article 19 of the Japanese Antimonopoly and Fair Trade Law. This article assesses these cases and their implications in the context of Japanese antitrust regulation of marketing.
John O. Haley,
Marketing and Antitrust in Japan,
2 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 51
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