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December, 2015 [ Decisions]

December, 2015 [ Decisions] 

  1. Seven aluminum capacitor companies, namely, Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation (NCC), Hong Kong Chemi-Con Limited (NCC HK), Taiwan Chemi-Con Corporation (NCC TW), Rubycon Corporation (RUBYCON), ELNA Co., Ltd. (ELNA), SANYO Electric (Hong Kong) Ltd. (SANYO HK), and Nichicon (Hong Kong) Ltd. (NICHICON HK), and three tantalum capacitor companies, NEC TOKIN Corporation (NEC TOKIN), Vishay Polytech Co., Ltd. (VISHAY POLYTEC), and Matsuo Electric Co. Ltd. (MATSUO), participated in meetings or bilateral communications to exchange sensitive business information such as prices, quantity, capacity, and terms of trade to reach agreements. The conduct were sufficient to affect the market function of capacitors in Taiwan. Since the practices were in violation of Paragraph 1, Article 14 of the Fair Trade Act at the time, the FTC therefore imposed administrative fines of NT$1,868,300,000 on NCC, NT$82,900,000 on NCC HK, NT$293,800,000 on NCC TW, NT$1,248,000,000 on RUBYCON, NT$76,600,000 on ELNA, NT$842,000,000 on SANYO HK, NT$111,300,000 on NICHICON HK, NT$1,218,200,000 on NEC TOKIN, NT$31,200,000 on VISHAY POLYTEC, and NT$24,300,000 on MATSUO; the amounts of the fines totaled NT$5,796,600,000.
  2. Fubon Multimedia Technology Co., Ltd. and Nicelink International Co., Ltd. marketed “SAMPO T5 energy-saving LB-U28TD (white light) 28W fluorescent tubes (25 pieces per box)” on momo.com and claimed the product was “awarded the Energy Label by the Ministry of Economic Affairs” and “able to save 30-50% electricity,” while at the same time posting the Energy Label on the website. The conduct was a false, untrue and misleading representation with regard to quality of product in violation of Article 21 (1) of the Fair Trade Act. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$50,000 on each company.
  3. Home-rich International Enterprise Corp., a multi-level marketing business, violated Article 7 (1) of the Multi-level Marketing Supervision Act for failing to file its change of product items with the FTC in advance. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$50,000 on the company.
  4. EVAIR Culture Co., Ltd., a multi-level marketing business, violated Article 7 (1) of the Multi-level Marketing Supervision Act for failing to file its change of sales system and product items with the FTC in advance. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$100,000 on the company.
  5. Fubon Multimedia Technology Co., Ltd. and Chao Lian (transliteration) International Enterprise Co., Ltd. marketed “medium and large size Supermodel retro style calico blouses” on momo.com and claimed the products as “made with 65% cotton + 35% polyester” and “containing cotton-soft skin-friendly materials.” The conduct was a false, untrue and misleading representation with regard to quality of product in violation of Article 21 (1) of the Fair Trade Act. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$50,000 on each company.  
  6. VISIBER Taiwan, a multi-level marketing business, violated Article 7 (1) of the Multi-level Marketing Supervision Act for failing to file its change of product and service items with the FTC in advance. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$100,000 on the company.
  7. Maikeda Limited Liability Company, a multi-level marketing business, violated Article 7 (1) of the Multi-level Marketing Supervision Act for failing to file its change of office address with the FTC in advance. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$50,000 on the company.
  8. In an advertisement for its “Blue Mountain (translation)” housing project, Jiang Ding (transliteration) Construction Co., Ltd. used dotted lines to mark the awning areas and balconies as part of the bedroom, bathroom and dining room areas. The practice was a false, untrue and misleading representation with regard to use and content of product in violation of Article 21 (1) of the Fair Trade Act. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$300,000 on the company. 
  9. In an advertisement for its “ALSTRONG hex bolt extractor L wrench set,” ALSTRONG Tools Corporation claimed the product had been patented in Taiwan and Germany. It was a false, untrue and misleading representation with regard to quality of product in violation of Article 21 (1) of the Fair Trade Act. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$50,000 on the company.
  10. When marketing mobile power packs on PChome Online, PChome Online Inc. and Yuan Heng (transliteration) Technology Co., Ltd. posted Commodity Inspection Mark Numbers from the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, Ministry of Economic Affairs. The practice was a false, untrue and misleading representation with regard to quality of product in violation of Article 21 (1) of the Fair Trade Act. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$50.000 on each company.
  11. BellaAvita Group LLC. Taiwan, a multi-level marketing business, violated Article 7 (1) of the Multi-level Marketing Supervision Act for failing to file with the FTC before changing its product items. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$50,000 on the company.

    《In case of any discrepancy between the English version and the Chinese Version, the latter shall prevail.》

 

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