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European Commission and Japan Fair Trade Commission agree to update their cooperation agreement, facilitating information exchange during investigations

8 July 2016

On 15 March 2016, the EU Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, and Japan Fair Trade Commission Chairman, Kazuyuki Sugimoto, agreed to start preparations for negotiating an update to the existing EU/Japan Cooperation Agreement on Anticompetitive Activities. If the revisions follow the model set by other recent cooperation agreements, the authorities will be able to exchange confidential information without the consent of the provider.

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