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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Restraining Competition in Taiwan

Dell’s Taiwan-based subsidiary was fined NT$2 million (US$65,600) by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission for taking action to restrain competition. According to media accounts, Dell Taiwan violated fair trade rules pertaining to causing another enterprise to discontinue supply, purchase or other business transactions with a particular enterprise for the purpose of injuring that enterprise. In 2013, Dell Taiwan asked a local distributor of SonicWALL, an anti-virus program developed by Dell, not to supply the product to the southern region branch of Chunghwa Telecom Company.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine Announcement
4/29/2015
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Dell, Inc. $65,000
Further Information Released

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database