Case Statistics on Approvals of Concerted Action

Chinese Taipei


To prevent concerted action conducted by enterprises in the same line of business from impeding the market function and jeopardizing consumers' interests, the Fair Trade Act specifically prohibits horizontally concerted actions which damage the market function in such aspects as production, merchandise trade, and servicing demand and supply. However, 8 types of concerted action listed in Article 15 of the FTA, considered advantageous to the economy and in the interests of the public, can be exempted from the prohibition provided that prior-approval is obtained from the FTC.

Table: Concerted Actions Remaining Valid Until the End of June 2019

Concerted Action
Valid Period of Concerted Action

No. of Enterprises

Applicable FTA Article

1.Joint credit card businesses among state-owned financial institutions

03/02/2015~
03/01/2020

8

Subpara. 1 & 2,
Para. 1, Article 15,
& Para. 2, Article 16

2.Joint shipping of corn under extended joint procurement program(Great Wall League)

06/01/2015~
05/31/2020

4

Subpara. 5, Para. 1,
Article 15, & Para.
2, Article 16

3. Joint scheduling, joint ticketing and ticket sharing on Tonggang- Little Liuqiu route

07/02/2015 ~
07/01/2020

6

Subpara. 1, Para. 1,
Article 15, & Para.
2, Article 16

4. Joint shipping of soybean under extended joint procurement program (Middle League)

09/01/2015~
08/31/2020

6

Subpara. 5, Para. 1,
Article 15, & Para.
2, Article 16

5.Joint shipping of wheat under extended joint procurement program

10/01/2015 ~
09/30/2020

43

Subpara. 5, Para. 1,
Article 15, & Para.
2, Article 16

6.Joint credit card businesses among financial institutions under extended joint program

01/01/2016 ~
12/31/2020

25

Subpara. 1, Para. 1,
Article 15, & Para.
2, Article 16

7.Joint shipping of soybean under extended joint procurement program (South League)

03/13/2017~
03/12/2022

5

Subpara. 5, Para. 1,
Article 15, & Para.
2, Article 16

8. Joint shipping of materials and equipment for government agencies and public owned enterprises under extended joint carriage program

09/29/2017 ~
09/28/2022

13

Subpara. 5, Para. 1,
Article 15, & Para.
2, Article 16

9. Joint shipping of barley under extended joint procurement program

01/01/2018~
12/31/2022

3

Subpara. 5, Para. 1,
Article 15, & Para.
2, Article 16

10 .Joint shipping of corn under extended joint procurement program (Feed League)

03/01/2018~
02/28/2023

35

Subpara. 5, Para. 1,
Article 15, & Para.
2, Article 16