Antitrust watchdog to warn Nissan for underpaying subcontractors

Economy

Japan’s antitrust watchdog plans to warn major automaker Nissan Motor Co. for unilaterally reducing payments to over 30 subcontractors, a source familiar with the matter said Monday.

Nissan allegedly underpaid the companies by some 3 billion yen ($20 million) upon delivery of their services, in violation of the subcontract law, the source said, with the Yokohama-based company admitting it was in the wrong.

The Japan Fair Trade Commission plans to issue an advisory to prevent a repeat of the situation, the source said.

The subcontract law prohibits companies from unilaterally deducting payments...

Kyodo News

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