Antitrust Antitrust

Rakuten under JFTC investigation for free-shipping service with potential to abuse vendors

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 07 Feb 2020 04:00
  • 15 Jun 2020 20:41

Japan's e-commerce giant Rakuten said today it had received a notification from the Japan Fair Trade Commission that the enforcer has started an investigation into the company's plan to introduce a free shipping service. The basis for the investigation, mentioned in the company statement, is a possible abuse of superior bargaining position,

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