Publications List of the Fair Trade Commission


Publications of Laws and Regulations

Publications for Public Education

Periodical Publications

Collections on the Fair Trade Law


How to Subscribe

  1. All the publications available for sale or for lending are listed in the catalogue published regularly by the FTC.
  2. Publications listed as “Free” are available without any charge by writing to the Fair Trade Commission: 13 Fl., No. 2-2, Ji-nan Road, Sec. 1, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.
  3. Publications listed with prices are for sale, payable in either NT dollars or US dollars. Please make payment through post offices to the Fair Trade Commission, postal account 16128636. The price for each publication does not include shipping charges. For more details about the shipping charges, please consult the Competition Policy Information and Research Center (CPIRC) directly.
    The books listed with prices can be bought or ordered directly at the following bookstores:

    Wu-Nan Book Co. Ltd.
    No.6, Chung-shan Road, Tai-chung City, Chinese Taipei.
    Tel: 886-4-2226-0330

    Government Publications Bookstore
    1F., No.209, Sung-Chiang Road, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.
    Tel: 886-2-2518-0207

  4. Some of the FTC's publications are out of stock, but they can be referenced at the CPIRC.
  5. All the listed publications are available at the CPIRC for reference.

Address and Telephone:

    12F, No.2-2, Sec. 1, Jinan Road, Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.
    Tel: (886-2)2351-7588 ext. 471


Publications of Laws and Regulations

  1. Fair Trade Law and Relevant Rules (published in both Chinese and English)

June 2006/ 105 pages/ Planning Dept.
(free)

The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) publishes the Fair Trade Law (FTL), the Enforcement Rules to the Fair Trade Law (formerly translated as the Implementing Rules of the Fair Trade Law), and the Supervisory Regulation Governing Multi-Level Sales (formerly translated as the Supervisory Regulation of Multi-Level Sales) in Chinese and English for free distribution. The Law was promulgated on 4 February 1991, became effective on 4 February 1992, and was subsequently amended twice respectively on 3 February 1999 and 26 April 2000. The most recent amendments to the Fair Trade Law were promulgated on February 6, 2002 and took effect on 6 February 2002. The Enforcement Rules to the Fair Trade Law were also amended with these changes and promulgated and became effective, respectively, on 30 August 1999 and 19 June 2002. The Supervisory Regulations Governing Multi-Level Sales was also amended with these changes and was promulgated and became effective on 16 June 1999 and 24 April 2002,26 November 2003 and 24 December 2004 respectively. Besides, the Organic statute of Fair trade Commission was also collected for public reference.

  1. Fair Trade Law and Relevant Rules (English version only)

December 2002/ 57 pages/ Planning Dept.
(free)

The FTL was promulgated on 4 February 1991, and became effective on 4 February 1992. The latest amendments to the FTL were promulgated on February 6, 2002 and took effect on February 6, 2002, and the FTL was also amended twice on 3 February 1999 and 26 April 2002, respectively. All other regulations associated with the Law are also amended, including the Enforcement Rules to the Fair Trade Law (formerly translated as the Implementing Rules to the Fair Trade Law) and the Supervisory Regulations Governing Multi-level Sales (formerly translated as the Supervisory Regulation of Multi-level Sales). This publication compiles the new articles after the amendments and the Organic Statute of the Fair Trade Commission.

  1. Compilation of Fair Trade Legislation(English version only)

December 2016/ 116 pages/ Planning Dept.
(400 NTD)

This book compiles the important laws and regulations governed by the Fair Trade Commission, such as the Organic Act of the Fair Trade Commission, the Fair Trade Law, the Enforcement Rules of Fair Trade Law of 2015, the Multi-level marketing Supervision Act, the Enforcement Rules of the Multi-level marketing Supervision Act and so on. It shall be useful and handy for those who are looking for reference.

Publications for Public Education

  1. A Brief Introduction to the Fair Trade Commission (published both in Chinese and English)

November 1999/ 32 pages/ Planning Dept.
March 2001/ 20 pages/ Planning Dept.
November 2002/ 42 pages/ Planning Dept.
October 2006/ 42 pages/ Planning Dept.
June 2007/ 42 pages/ Planning Dept.
May 2010/ 42 pages/ Planning Dept.
June 2013/ 40 pages/ Planning Dept.
June 2015/ 40 pages/ Planning Dept.
March 2017/ 40 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$250)

This publication introduces the objectives and legislative background of the Fair Trade Law, case handling procedures, and the structure, responsibilities, Commissioners' meetings and functions of the Fair Trade Commission. This publication was published separately in Chinese and English until November 2002, after which the publication contained contrasting texts in Chinese and English.

  1. Introduction to the Competition Policy Information and Research Center (published both in Chinese and English)

May 1998/ 20 pages/ Planning Dept.
October 2000/ 24 pages/ Planning Dept.
March 2001/ 20 Pages/ Planning Dept.
June 2007/ 42 pages/ Planning Dept.
May 2010/ 20pages/ Planning Dept
(NT$200)

Enforcement of the Fair Trade Law signifies the strengthening of the domestic competition policy. The FTC established the Competition Policy Information and Research Center to collect competition laws and materials from abroad and has made them available to the government and the general public.

  1. Introduction to APEC Competition Policy and Law Database (published both in Chinese and English)

May 1998/ 16 pages/ Planning Dept.
December 2001/ 16 pages/ Planning Dept.
(free)

The Fair Trade Commission takes charge of establishing an "APEC Competition Policy and Law Database" with an endorsement from APEC member economies. This pamphlet contains the introduction to the Database, which includes the origin, objectives, and the manual for accessing and searching from the Database.

  1. Cases and Materials on the Fair Trade Law of Chinese Taipei(Vol. 1 to Vol. 14, English version only)

Vol. 1 (1992-1997): May 1999/ 378 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$18)
Vol. 2 (1998): Sep. 2000/ 373 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$18)
Vol. 3 (1999): Nov. 2001/ 409 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$18)
Vol. 4 (2000): Nov. 2002/ 418 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$18)
Vol. 5 (2001): Dec. 2003/ 439 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$18)
Vol. 6 (2002): Dec. 2004/ 323 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$18)
Vol. 7 (2003): Dec. 2005/ 449 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$18)
Vol. 8 (2004): Dec. 2006/ 376 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$18)
Vol. 9 (2005): Apr. 2008/ 540 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$20)
Vol. 10 (2006): Dec. 2008/ 424 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$20)
Vol. 11 (2007): Dec. 2009/ 362 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$20)
Vol. 12 (2008-2009): July 2011/ 365 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$600, US$20)
Vol. 13 (2010~2012): Aug. 2014/ 432 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$400, US$15)
Vol. 14 (2013~2014): Dec. 2016/ 358 pages/ Planning Dept.
(NT$400, US$15)

The Fair Trade Law is an economic law to ensure fair competition and improve economic prosperity. These volumes are published to illustrate the enforcement performance of the FTC and collect selected cases from the Commission's decisions, approvals, administrative guidance, and interpretations as well as judicial cases involving issues on the Fair Trade Law rendered by the Administrative Court by year.

  1. Cases and Materials Governing Multi-Level Sales of Chinese Taipei

2002/ 277 pages/ Third Dept. (available only at CPIRC)

This book is a comprehensive collection of the FTC's interpretations, decisions, as well as judicial cases rendered by the Administrative Court from January 1993 to the end of 2001. The Fair Trade Law, the Supervisory Regulation Governing Multi-Level Sales and relevant regulations are also included in the appendix..

  1. 2004 Survey Report on Multi-Level Marketing Business & Regulations and Decisions Governing Multi-Level Marketing

2005/123 pages/ Third Dept. (available only at CPIRC)

Since its establishment in 1992, the Fair Trade Commission has actively devoted itself to set up a sound legal framework for the development of the Multi-level Marketing, to protect public interest, and to keep up with international trends. The FTC has gained a significant achievement on building a healthy and reasonable MLM environment. For introducing and sharing the experiences of law enforcement in Chinese Taipei, we hereby arranged and published some related survey, decisions, and regulations for reference.

  1. Statistical Yearbook of the Fair Trade Commission (both in Chinese and English)

First issue in March 1992
(Chinese-English bilingual publication, published in March every year)
/ Statistics Office
(free)

This publication is published in March every year and includes the endeavors and results of the FTC's implementation of the Fair Trade Law, including statistics on the cases handled, operations of multi-level sales enterprises, FTC meetings, consulting services, decisions, approvals, and practices. Also included are relevant statistics of other countries. This is a valuable compendium for those interested in the FTC and the FTL.

  1. Competition Policy Newsletter

From January 1997 to December 2007, bi-monthly/Planning Dept.
(free)

The Fair Trade Commission established the Competition Policy Information and Research Center on January 27, 1997 as a major databank on market development and think tank for liberalization and internationalization. The center is an open library, providing information services and on-line services. The Competition Policy Newsletter, a bilingual publication published every two months, contains the most updated information about domestic competition policies as well as in various other countries, news collections, and speeches given by local and foreign experts. It is a valuable databank for professionals and the general public as well.

  1. FTC Newsletter

Launched in January 2008, bimonthly/Planning Dept.
(NT$15)

The FTC Newsletter, a bilingual publication published bimonthly (the Chinese edition during odd-number month, and the English edition during even-number month), contains the information about summaries of major speeches, reports of important cases, current developments in relation to foreign competition authorities or competition policies/laws as well as the latest FTC events. It is a publication targeting the general public.

Collections on the Fair Trade Law

  1. Proceedings of the Symposium on the International Harmonization of Competition Laws

June 1994/ 500 pages/ Planning Dept.
(available only at CPIRC)

The Symposium on the International Harmonization of Competition Laws was held on March 12-14, 1994 under the auspices of the FTC, with some 200 participants from the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Italy, Sweden, Japan, and Australia. Five group discussions were devoted to monopolies and mergers, concerted actions, unfair competition, international harmonization, and law enforcement cooperation. This publication is a full record of the proceedings.

  1. International Competition Law Series -International and Comparative Competition Law and Policies

2001/ 540 pages/ Planning Dept.
(available only at CPIRC)

The Fair Trade Commission hosted the Taipei 2000 International Conference on Competition Policies/Laws for the New Millennium on June 19-20, 2000, with outstanding scholars and policymakers representing the Asia Pacific, Europe, North and South America. Five group discussions were devoted to competition policies/laws and national development, the comparative regulation of competition laws, the international approach to the regulation of competition laws, technological development, and competition policies/laws. This publication contains 24 papers presented at the conference and one roundtable discussion record to serve as reference for professionals and enterprises.

  1. International Competition Law Series –The Future Development of Competition Framework

2004/311 pages/ Planning Dept.
(available only at CPIRC)

The Fair Trade Commission hosted the Taipei 2003 International Conference on Competition Policies/Laws on October 27-28, 2003, with outstanding scholars and policymakers representing the Asia Pacific, Europe, North and South America, South Africa and relevant International Organization. Five group discussions were devoted to Globalization and the Development of Competition Framework, Competition Framework for Technological Innovation, Competition Framework for Financial Reform, Competition Framework for Developing Economies. This publication contains 19 papers presented at the conference and one roundtable discussion record to serve as reference for professionals and enterprises.

  1. International Competition Law Series –The Role of Competition Law/Policy in the Socio-Economic Development

2007/265 pages/ Planning Dept.
(available only at CPIRC)

The Fair Trade Commission hosted the Taipei 2006 International Conference on Competition Policies/Laws on June 20-21, 2006, with outstanding scholars and policymakers representing the Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and relevant international organization. Five group discussions were devoted to the topics on International Trend of Competition Policy, Competition and the Development of Regional Economies, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building in Competition Laws, and International Integration of Competition Laws. This publication contains 15 papers presented at the conference and one roundtable discussion record to serve as reference for professionals and enterprises.

  1. Taiwan 2009 International Conference on Competition Policies/ Laws- Creating a New Order for Competition in Response to the Industrial Restructuring

2010/190 pages/ Planning Dept.
(available only at CPIRC)

The Fair Trade Commission hosted the Taiwan 2009 International Conference on Competition Policies/Laws on June 23-24, 2009, with outstanding scholars and policymakers representing the Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and relevant international organization. Five Sessions of group discussion were devoted to the topics on (1)the trend of competition policies under structural reform;(2) industrial deregulation under the competition framework;(3) capacity building and technical assistance on competition law enforcement;(4) equilibrium of competition policies, industrial developments, and consumer protection; and (5) international integration of competition laws. This publication contains 13 papers presented at the conference to serve as reference for professionals and enterprises.

  1. Taiwan 2012 International Conference on Competition Policy/ Law 20 Years of the Fair Trade Law—Retrospect and Prospect

2013/111 pages/ Planning Dept.
(available only at CPIRC)

The Fair Trade Commission hosted the Taiwan 2012 International Conference on Competition Policy/Law on June 26-27, 2012, with outstanding scholars and policymakers representing the Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and relevant international organization. Five Sessions of group discussion were devoted to the topics on (1) Abuse of Dominance and Unilateral Conduct;(2) Coordination and Harmonization in Cross-Border Merger Controls;(3) Building Effective Anti-Cartel Enforcement;(4) Competition Advocacy and Business Compliance; and (5) Creating the Best Competition Agency. This publication contains 8 papers presented at the conference to serve as reference for professionals and enterprises