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Rakuten off the hook from court interim order as JFTC withdraws request

By Sachiko Sakamaki and Toko Sekiguchi
  • 10 Mar 2020 03:47
  • 10 Mar 2020 23:24

A petition to force Japan’s online shopping mall Rakuten to suspend its free shipping plan was withdrawn by the Japan Fair Trade Commission today, in a surprise reversal of the regulator’s confrontational approach against the country’s largest e-commerce operator.

The Japan Fair Trade Commission will nevertheless continue its investigation into Rakuten’s suspected abusive

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