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Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, on the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Draft Guidelines Concerning Distribution Systems and Business Practices Under the Antimonopoly Act

16 Pages Posted: 5 May 2017 Last revised: 6 May 2017

Koren W. Wong-Ervin

George Mason University, Scalia Law School - Global Antitrust Institute

Douglas H. Ginsburg

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Bruce H. Kobayashi

George Mason University - School of Law

Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Date Written: May 4, 2017

Abstract

This comment is submitted by The Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) at Scalia Law School at George Mason University in response to the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s consultation on its Draft Guidelines Concerning Distribution Systems and Business Practices Under the Antimonopoly Act. The GAI Competition Advocacy Program provides a wide-range of recommendations to facilitate adoption of economically sound competition policy, including how to analyze antitrust matters involving multi-sided platforms and vertical restraints.

Keywords: vertical restraints, resale price maintenance, RPM, foreclosure, multi-sided platforms, refusals to deal, tying, Japan Fair Trade Commission, unfair trade practices

JEL Classification: K21, L4, L5

Suggested Citation

Wong-Ervin, Koren W. and Ginsburg, Douglas H. and Kobayashi, Bruce H. and Wright, Joshua D., Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, on the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Draft Guidelines Concerning Distribution Systems and Business Practices Under the Antimonopoly Act (May 4, 2017). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 17-23. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2962970 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2962970

Koren W. Wong-Ervin (Contact Author)

George Mason University, Scalia Law School - Global Antitrust Institute ( email )

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Douglas H. Ginsburg

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George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

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Bruce H. Kobayashi

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Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

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Arlington, VA 22201
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