JAPAN: Three Japanese carriers warned on cartel activity

South Korean authorities have warned three Japanese carriers over their possible violation of that nation’s anti-trust law in their international cargo operations. The Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) warned Japan Airlines Corp. (JAL), All Nippon Airways (ANA), and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) about their activities, the latest in the ongoing investigation in cargo price fixing […]


South Korean authorities have warned three Japanese carriers over their possible violation of that nation’s anti-trust law in their international cargo operations. The Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) warned Japan Airlines Corp.

(JAL), All Nippon Airways (ANA), and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) about their activities, the latest in the ongoing investigation in cargo price fixing by competition authorities around the globe. JAL, ANA and NCA all said in their statements that they will carefully examine the KFTC’s warning reports and respond to them appropriately. The KFTC will hold hearings with JAL, ANA and NCA, and if it finds them to be in violation of the South Korean anti-trust law, it will fine them. If JAL, ANA and NCA are dissatisfied with the KFTC’s final decision, they will be able to file appeals against it with a South Korean court, according to the three Japanese airlines.