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South Korea: Hyundai Motor fined most for unfair practices

 |  October 9, 2016

Hyundai Motor Group was fined the most for unfair business practices among the country’s top 30 conglomerates over the past five years.

According to data submitted to Rep. Park Yong-jin of the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea by the Fair Trade Commission, Sunday, the anti-trust agency fined Korea’s second-largest business group a combined 349.6 billion won from January 2012 through September this year.

Hyundai Motor and its affiliates violated the Fair Trade Act on 64 occasions, according to the data. Of the 64, the companies were slapped with fines in 26 instances, and referred to the prosecution by the FTC in 12 cases.

“Hyundai Motor Group, which has long been criticized for discriminating against Korean consumers, has been engaged in a wide range of unfair practices by using its dominant market position,” Park said. “The FTC and other government agencies should look more closely into how the automaker treats consumers differently from country to country and its other unfair behavior.”

Full Content: Korea Times

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