Asus will ‘cooperate fully’ with antitrust probe

The China Post
Date: February 4, 2017
By: Christine Chou

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan-based tech giant Asus (華碩) said Friday that it would

This undated file photo shows Taiwan-based tech giant Asus chairman Jonney Shih (施崇棠) speaking at a product launch. (Christine Chou, The China Post)

cooperate fully with investigations after it came under scrutiny by the European Union’s regulators for a suspected breach of competition rules.

“Asus has always committed to following the law and regulations. We have not yet received complete information regarding the European Commission’s investigation. We will first seek to understand the situation, then cooperate fully with regulators,” the company said.

Asus is among 15 companies targeted by the EU for violating antitrust regulations on Thursday, as the European Commission launched three separate investigations to tackle barriers to cross-border online trade and prevalent “geo-blocking” — unfairly restricting offers and cheaper prices based on a shopper’s location — which run counter to the EU’s goal of a single market for digital goods and services.   [FULL  STORY]

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