【Youth Daily】 The Fair Trade Commission announced a work plan for 2021 that includes measures to prevent online platforms such as Google, Naver, and delivery apps from ‘jumping out’ against merchants and consumers.
Rep. Park Sang-hyuk of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said that when Korean Air and Asiana Airlines merge, there are a total of 32 international routes with more than 50% of the two companies’ operating share, which is a concern over monopoly routes.
Fair Trade Commissioner Cho Sung-wook visited the site for the first time this year to find elegant brothers who run the people of delivery, and asked him to “play a leading role in ensuring consumer rights and interests in the digital market.”
On the 14th, Eastar Jet has applied for rehabilitation procedures to the Seoul Rehabilitation Court and is pursuing mergers and acquisitions, and the Workers’ Solidarity announced on the 22nd that “I actively support the progress of Eastar Jet’s corporate rehabilitation procedures.”
◆ FTC prepares for sanctions on online platform’GapJil’ in earnest
The Fair Trade Commission announced the 2021 business plan on the 22nd and plans to submit an online platform fairness bill to the National Assembly during the next week, which imposes a penalty of twice the amount of violation of the law if the platform engages in unfair acts against a participating company.
In addition, a bill that completely revised the e-commerce law to improve the situation in which the platform is an intermediary, and to improve the situation where various responsibilities are handed over to stores and consumer damage is’I don’t know’, it plans to announce later this month.
In addition, in the first half of this year, the’Guidelines for Examining Single Behaviors in the Online Platform Field’ will be established to clarify the criteria for judging the violation of the law by platform operators.
◆ Fair Chairman Bae Min visited… “Please lead the guarantee of consumer rights”
Fair Trade Commissioner Cho Sung-wook visited the Baemin Academy in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 22nd, and said, “Consumers, residing companies, and platform workers are connected around the core platform including delivery apps to form a single market ecosystem.” “Leading in ensuring consumer rights and interests Asked “to act as a person.”
In response, Chairman Kim Bong-jin said, “I deeply sympathize with the awareness of the issues raised today.” .
In addition, Chairman Cho evaluated, “It is a meaningful change that delivery agency platforms including Baemin Riders recently participated in preparing standard contracts with delivery drivers and improved the contracts autonomously.”
◆ Eastar Jet Workers Solidarity “Support the rehabilitation procedure and actively cooperate”
Eastar Jet’s Workers’ Alliance said, “I earnestly hope to find an acquired company through the corporate rehabilitation procedure, which is the last hope, and rise to sound management.” Announcement.
“We know that there may be a need for a lot of sacrifices and concessions between labor and management in the process of acquisition and rehabilitation in the future,” he emphasized. “We will cooperate for a successful acquisition with an active attitude.”
Meanwhile, Eastar Jet on the 14th applied for rehabilitation procedures to the Seoul Rehabilitation Court, saying that it would continue air transportation through the M&A procedure, and the court will decide whether to start corporate rehabilitation as early as this month.
◆ Convenience store and mart egg sales restrictions…prevent hoarding in highly pathogenic AI
While egg prices are soaring due to the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI), convenience stores and hypermarkets have stopped selling eggs partially or limiting purchase quantities.
Accordingly, GS25 will only sell’Fresh Research Lab Grade 1 Daeran (10)’ for the time being, and the maximum order volume for all egg products has been reduced to a maximum of one 40th compared to the previous one.
Major hypermarkets also limited the number of egg products purchased, but Lotte Mart can only purchase 3 plates per consumer, Homeplus only 1 plate, and Costco only 30 pieces per member.
An official at a hypermarket said, “It is not a situation where the supply and demand of eggs is insufficient,” and explained that “measures are taken to prevent hoarding and allow more consumers to purchase eggs.”
◆ New Year’s holy goods price rose 14%…Traditional market 263,000 won · Mart 363,000 won
On the 21st, Korea Agricultural and Fishery Food Distribution Corporation (aT) surveyed 17 traditional markets and 27 large distribution companies nationwide on 28 items of Seongsu products, and found that the traditional market was 26,3,283 won, and the large distribution company was 36,2. It was announced on the 22nd that it was counted as 1,000,680 won.
Traditional markets rose 14.0% from 23,972 won last year, and large retailers rose 14.1% from 317,923 won. As for the simplification order, the traditional market was 117,000 won, and large retailers 150,000. It was 2,863 won, up 14.0% and 13.7% respectively from last year.
Therefore, the government plans to intensively monitor the supply and demand status of sacred supplies and price trends while operating a joint public-private ‘Secure Supply and Demand Stability Group for Seong-su-products’ from January 21 to February 10 to stabilize the supply and demand of sacred supplies.
◆ Concerns over monopoly of 32 international routes were raised when Korean Air and Asiana merged
According to data submitted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Rep. Park Sang-hyuk (Democratic Party), a member of the National Assembly’s National Land Transport Commission, that Korean Air or Asiana Airlines operated 143 routes out of a total of 323 international routes as of 2019.
Of the 143 routes operated by the two companies, a total of 32 routes (22.4%) with a market share exceeding 50% when combined. Where the combined share of both companies exceeds 50%, it accounts for 9.9% of all international routes.
The Fair Trade Commission generally considers that there is a high concern about monopoly if the market share of one operator exceeds 50%, but many of these routes are long-distance’real’ routes.
Rep. Park Sang-hyuk said, “The monopoly of large integrated airlines should be reviewed from various angles such as slot share, route share, prime time share, etc.”
◆ By February, more than 5 Korean carriers are urgently put into major routes including the US
In order to solve the difficulties in supplying and demanding ships for export companies due to the surge in sea freight rates, more than five nationally-shipped ships will be urgently put into operation on routes in the Americas, Europe, and Southeast Asia by next month.
According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, due to the Corona 19, exports were concentrated in the second half of last year, and freight rates for the US routes, which had risen sharply from September last year, expanded to European and Southeast Asian routes.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries urgently put one HMM 4,600TEU class on the US route on the 23rd of this month, and two 3,400 TEU class and 6,500 TEU class SM merchant ships in February, while HMM is an additional vessel in the US route in February. They are reviewing the input.
◆ Iksan agricultural and specialty products shopping mall, sale of up to 15% discount on agricultural products during the Lunar New Year
Iksan Mall, a shopping mall for agricultural and specialty products in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, will hold a special exhibition until the 9th of next month and sell apples, pears, strawberries, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms at low prices through direct sales.
In particular, if you sign up for Iksan Mall and buy it with’Dyroum’, the local currency of Iksan, you can get discounts up to 15%.
A city official said, “You can buy fresh and high-quality agricultural and specialty products in Iksan cheaply, and help farmers,” he said, and asked consumers to use it.
◆ Jeonbuk Provincial Council Adopts Proposal for Promptly Promoting the’East-West Transportation Network’
On the 22nd, the Jeonbuk Provincial Council adopted a proposal calling for the prompt implementation of the’East-West Transportation Network Construction Project’ to resolve the imbalance of land and develop jointly.
Rep. Lee Han-gi (Jinan), representatively proposed, is a plan to establish a national railroad network and highway network between east and west (Jeonbuk-Gyeongbuk) in addition to the 4th national rail network construction plan, the second comprehensive national road network plan, and highway construction plan being established by the government. It is said that it contains content that should be reflected.
Specifically, the 4th National Railroad Network Construction Plan reflects the new project of’Jeonju-Gimcheon Railroad’ and the 2nd National Road Network Comprehensive Plan and Highway Construction Plan’Jeonju-Muju-Gyeongbuk Seongju-Daegu Kumho JCT Expressway’ construction Demanding a new reflection of the business.
The provincial council will deliver this proposal to the Blue House, the Prime Minister, the Chairman of the National Assembly, the Chairman of the National Balanced Development Committee, and the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
◆ Gyeonggi-do public delivery app’Delivery Express’ year-end 28 city and county services
On the afternoon of the 22nd, Gyeonggi-do signed a’business agreement to expand Gyeonggi-do public delivery platform business’ with 7 cities and counties, including Suwon, Yongin, Gimpo, Icheon, Pocheon, Yangpyeong, and Yeoncheon, at the provincial office on the afternoon of the 22nd.
According to the agreement, Gyeonggi Province will endeavor to establish and successfully operate public delivery platform projects such as public digital SOC establishment, small business education, and business promotion, and seven cities and counties will support early diffusion and stable operation of public delivery platform projects. I did it.
Gyeonggi-do’s public delivery app’Delivery Express’ is planned to be expanded to 28 cities and counties by the end of the year, and then provide services in 31 cities and counties in the first half of next year.
【Youth Daily = Reporter Inara】