In 2016, the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) began examining cartel practices’ allegations in the motorcycle industry. Several months later, in 2017, the Commission decided that the two reported companies, namely PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (PT YIMM) and PT Astra Honda Motor (PT AHM), were indeed engaged in a cartel-like practice and deemed them guilty. Fast forward to 2019, the KPPU developed an investigation based on the 2016 case and began examining allegations of tying agreement between PT AHM and Astra Honda Authorized Service Station (AHASS). Far from media coverage, last week, the Commission had read its decision and decided the allegation could be partially proven. The Commission said such a practice could be justified.

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