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Antitrust Law, Anti-monopoly Law and Competition Law The Subcontract Act

The Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors (The Subcontract Act) is a law which aims to maintain fair transactions between main subcontracting businesses and subcontractors to protect the subcontractors’ proceeds, and to restrict misconduct such as refusal of receipt by the main subcontracting businesses, payment delay and reduction of subcontracting proceeds, return of goods, abuse of buying power and the like.

In recent years, businesses who receive recommendations or guidance from authorities due to violation of the Subcontract Act have increased, and the significance of following the Subcontract Act has increased more than ever.  Also, there are increasing cases in which retailers receive guidance from the Japan Fair Trade Commission and other authorities due to violation of the Subcontract Act regarding their transactions of private brand merchandise, which were not considered as significant in the past.

TMI, with its abundant experience in researching and writing on the Subcontract Act and onsite inspections of the Japan Fair Trade Commission and Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, has been providing advice and conducting defense activities for its clients for many years. Also, we have an established record of establishing compliance systems in accordance with the Subcontract Act.

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Related Articles and Publications

2019/07/20ARTICLE “A Guide to Understanding the Antimonopoly Act by Multiplication, No.4 ‘Vol. 16: The Subcontract Act and the Act Concerning Special Measures for Pass-on of Consumption Tax’”
2019/06/21ARTICLE “For Smooth Negotiation with the Japan Fair Trade Commission – Responses throughout the Process from the Discovery of a Violation to the Formulation of Preventive Measures”

Related Seminars and Lectures

2019/05/08MONTHLY TMI Associates’ 131st monthly seminar: “The Latest Trends in Regulations on Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position and Compliance, the Subcontract Act and the Act Concerning Special Measures for Passing-on of Consumption Tax”
2018/01/19EXTERNAL “Course for Nurturing Practitioners of the Subcontract Act: Companies’ Professional Practices Regarding the Subcontract Act’”
2017/09/04EXTERNAL “Review on Regulations on Abuse of Superior Bargaining Positions and Compliance, the Subcontract Act and the Act Concerning Special Measures for Passing-on of Consumption Tax’ – Types of Violations and Judgment Criteria, Important Case Studies from the Past, etc. and Points from a Compliance Perspective”
2017/07/12EXTERNAL “The Latest Trends in the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations and the Subcontract Act and Notable Points for Preventative Professional Practice – Quick Overall Review of Points for Responding to the Regulations for which there Has Been a Notably Intensified Crackdown”
2017/04/17MONTHLY TMI Associates’ 106th monthly seminar: “Professional Practices Regarding Responses to the Subcontract Act Based on Amendments to the Guidelines”
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