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Japan's Covid antitrust response suppressed price gouging, senior regulator says

By Toko Sekiguchi and Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 17 Dec 2021 00:30
  • 17 Dec 2021 00:30
Maintaining a sharp eye on price gouging for essential supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic helped to keep a fair and open market in Japan, a senior competition regulator told MLex, highlighting the sometimes low-key but essential role the regulator plays as a competition watchdog. 

“We blocked price gouging and face-mask tie-ins with other

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