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Pervasive manufacturer repair restrictions ‘prime example’ of cross-cutting issue under US FTC jurisdiction, senior official says

By Chris May and Xu Yuan
  • 30 Mar 2023 23:46
  • 31 Mar 2023 00:40
Economy-wide manufacturer repair barriers on everything from motorcycles to cell phone screen glue are a “prime example” of harmful practices the US Federal Trade Commission is targeting with its dual consumer protection and competition enforcement authority, Kathleen Daffan said today.
Repair access restrictions based on justifications “that are not well-founded”

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent

Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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