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  1. Hsin Tai Gas used gas service notices, worker IDs and uniforms to mislead users to believe the company was associated with the local natural gas provider and concealed the fact that it was actually a vendor of gas safety devices. The practice was a deceptive and obviously unfair conduct in violation of Article 25 of the Fair Trade Act. In addition to ordering the company to immediately cease the unlawful act, the FTC also imposed on it an administrative fine of NT$100,000.
  2. TOKIN Corporation and Matsuo Electric Co., Ltd. violated the regulation against concerted actions set forth in Article 14 (1) of the Fair Trade Act. Acting according to the 2019 Supreme Administrative Court Pan-Zi Verdicts No. 597 and 598 in which the judge specifically pointed out that the offenders had to be given heavy fines, the FTC imposed administrative fines of NT$1.14522 billion and NT$13.58 million on the two companies, respectively.
  3. When marketing the Robusta Series Mattresses, Hua Wei International Furniture Co., Ltd. and Felladesign Furniture Development Co., Ltd. posted in an advertisement the claim: "Robusta beds – a classic Swiss brand" and "Made in Switzerland." The wording was a false and misleading representation with regard to quality of product and could also affect transaction decisions. It was in violation of Article 21 (1) of the Fair Trade Act. In addition to ordering the two companies to immediately cease the unlawful act, the FTC also imposed administrative fines of NT$500,000 and NT$200,000 on them, respectively.
  4. GoodArch Technology Co., Ltd., a multi-level marketing business, violated Article 7 (1) of the Multi-level Marketing Supervision Act by changing its sales system and product items without filing with the FTC in advance. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$150,000 on the company.
  5. Greenleaf International (Taiwan) Ltd., a multi-level marketing business, violated Article 7 (1) of the Multi-level Marketing Supervision Act by changing its company name, office location, sales system, product items and product value depreciation standard without filing with the FTC within the statutory period. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$100,000 on the company.
  6. The Taiwan branch of Cayman Islands-based NHT Global, a multi-level marketing business, violated 1) Article 7 (1) of the Multi-level Marketing Supervision Act by changing its sales system without filing with the FTC in advance and 2) Article 16 (2) of the Multi-level Marketing Supervision Act by recruiting people with limited capacity for civil conduct to be participants without obtaining the written consent of their legal representatives and attaching it to the participation contract. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$200,000 on the company.
  7. Zinzeno Hong Kong Limited, Taiwan Branch, a multi-level marketing business, violated Article 7 (1) of the Multi-level Marketing Supervision Act by changing its sales system without filing with the FTC in advance. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$50,000 on the company.
  8. When marketing the "French Lytess" massaging, corseting and butt-shaping girdles on the PChome shopping website, PChome Online Inc. and Fifth-Media Technologies Co., Ltd. posted the wording "effectively enhancing lymph circulation" and "effectively improving cellulite." The claim was a false and misleading representation with regard to quality of product and could also affect transaction decisions. The FTC imposed an administrative fine of NT$50,000 on each company.

 

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Updated at:2021-08-16 15:29:25
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