下請代金支払遅延等防止法
Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors
昭和三十一年六月一日法律第百二十号
Act No. 120 of June 1, 1956
(目的)
(Purpose)
第一条 この法律は、下請代金支払遅延等を防止することによつて、親事業者下請事業者に対する取引公正ならしめるとともに、下請事業者利益を保護し、もつて国民経済の健全な発達寄与することを目的とする
Article 1 The purpose of this Act is, by preventing a delay in payment of subcontract proceeds, etc., to ensure that transactions between main subcontracting entrepreneurs and subcontractors are fair and, at the same time, to protect the interests of the subcontractors, thereby contributing to the sound development of the national economy.
(定義)
(Definitions)
第二条 この法律で「製造委託」とは、事業者業として行う販売若しくは業として請け負う製造加工を含む。以下同じ。)の目的物たる若しくはその半製品、部品、附属品若しくは原材料若しくはこれらの製造に用いる金型又は業として行う品の修理に必要な部品若しくは原材料製造を他の事業者委託すること及び事業者がその使用又は消費する品の製造業として行う場合にその若しくはその半製品、部品、附属品若しくは原材料又はこれらの製造に用いる金型の製造を他の事業者委託することをいう。
Article 2 The term "manufacturing contract" as used in this Act means an entrepreneur's contract with another entrepreneur of the manufacture (including processing, the same shall apply hereinafter) of goods or its semi-finished components, parts, accessories or raw materials or metal dies used in the manufacture thereof which are the object of sales conducted as a regular business or manufacturing contracted as a regular business; or manufacture of parts or raw materials which are necessary for repair of goods conducted as a regular business; or an entrepreneur's contract with another entrepreneur of the manufacture of goods or its semi-finished components, parts, accessories or raw materials or metal dies used in the manufacture thereof when the said entrepreneur is engaging in the manufacture of the said goods which it uses or consumes itself as a regular business.
2 この法律で「修理委託」とは、事業者業として請け負う品の修理行為の全部又は一部を他の事業者委託すること及び事業者がその使用する品の修理業として行う場合にその修理行為の一部を他の事業者委託することをいう。
(2) The term "repair contract" as used in this Act means an entrepreneur's contract with another entrepreneur of all or a part of the repair of goods which the said entrepreneur contracted as a regular business; or an entrepreneur's contract with another entrepreneur of part of the repair of goods when the entrepreneur is engaging in the repair of the said goods which it uses itself as a regular business.
3 この法律で「情報成果作成委託」とは、事業者業として行う提供若しくは業として請け負う作成の目的たる情報成果の作成の行為の全部又は一部を他の事業者委託すること及び事業者がその使用する情報成果の作成を業として行う場合にその情報成果の作成の行為の全部又は一部を他の事業者委託することをいう。
(3) The term "information-based product creation contract" as used in this Act means an entrepreneur's contract with another entrepreneur of all or part of the creation of information-based products which are the object of provision conducted as a regular business or creation contracted as a regular business; or an entrepreneur's contract with another entrepreneur of all or part of the creation of those information-based products when the entrepreneur is engaging in the creation of those information-based products which he himself uses as a regular business.
4 この法律で「役務提供委託」とは、事業者業として行う提供の目的たる役務の提供の行為の全部又は一部を他の事業者委託すること(建設業建設業法(昭和二十四年法律第百)第二第二規定する建設業をいう。以下このにおいて同じ。)を営む者が業として請け負う建設工事(同第一規定する建設工事をいう。)の全部又は一部を他の建設業営む者に請け負わせることを除く。)をいう。
(4) The term "service contract" as used in this Act means an entrepreneur's contract with another entrepreneur of all or part of the provision of a service which is the object of provision conducted as a regular business (excluding any contract by a person conducting a construction business (meaning a construction business as prescribed by Article 2 paragraph 2 of the Construction Business Act (Act No. 100 of 1949); the same shall apply in this paragraph) of all or part of the construction work it contracts as a regular business (means construction work prescribed in paragraph 1 of the same article) to other parties conducting a construction business of all or part of the construction work it contracts as a regular business ).
5 この法律で「製造委託等」とは、製造委託修理委託情報成果作成委託及び役務提供委託をいう。
(5) The term "manufacturing or other contract" as used in this Act means manufacturing contract, repair contract, information-based product creation contract and service contract.
6 この法律で「情報成果」とは、次に掲げるものをいう。
(6) The term "information-based product" as used in this Act means any of the articles described in the following items.
一 プログラム(電子計算機に対する指令であつて、一の結果を得ることができるように組み合わされたものをいう。)
(i) programs (which shall mean those that are instructions to a computer and arranged to achieve a result);
二 映画、放送番組その他影像又は音声その他の音響により構成されるもの
(ii) films, broadcast programs, and other products composed of images or voice and other sounds;
三 文字、図形若しくは若しくはこれらの結合又はこれらと色彩との結合により構成されるもの
(iii) products composed from letters, figures or symbols or from their combination, or from a combination of them and colors;
四 前三に掲げるもののほか、これらに類するもので政令で定めるもの
(iv) in addition to what are stipulated in the preceding three items, those that are similar thereto and are stipulated by a Cabinet Order.
7 この法律で「親事業者」とは、次の各のいずれかに該当する者をいう。
(7) The term "main subcontracting entrepreneur" as used in this Act means any entity that falls under any of the following items:
一 資本金の額又は出資総額が三億円を超える法人たる事業者政府契約の支払遅延防止等に関する法律(昭和二十四年法律第二百五十六)第十四規定する者を除く。)であつて、個人又は資本金の額若しくは出資総額が三億円以下の法人たる事業者に対し製造委託等(情報成果作成委託及び役務提供委託にあつては、それぞれ政令で定める情報成果及び役務に係るものに限る。次並びに第一及び第二において同じ。)をするもの
(i) Any entrepreneur of juridical person (excluding persons provided for in Article 14 of the Act on Prevention of Delay in Payment under Government Contracts (Act No. 256 of 1949) with capital or total contributions exceeding 300 million yen that concludes a manufacturing or other contract (in case of an information-based product creation contract and a service contract, limited to contracts concerning an information-based product and service, respectively, stipulated by a Cabinet Order; the same shall apply to the following item and items (i) and (ii) of the following paragraph) with any individual or with any entrepreneur of juridical person with capital or total contributions of not more than 300 million yen; or
二 資本金の額又は出資総額が千万円を超え三億円以下の法人たる事業者政府契約の支払遅延防止等に関する法律第十四規定する者を除く。)であつて、個人又は資本金の額若しくは出資総額が千万円以下の法人たる事業者に対し製造委託等をするもの
(ii) Any entrepreneur of juridical person (excluding persons provided for in Article 14 of the Act on Prevention of Delay in Payment under Government Contracts, etc.) with capital or total contributions exceeding 10 million yen but not 300 million yen that concludes a manufacturing or other contract with any individual or any entrepreneur of juridical person with capital or total contributions of not more than 10 million yen.
三 資本金の額又は出資総額が五千万円を超える法人たる事業者政府契約の支払遅延防止等に関する法律第十四規定する者を除く。)であつて、個人又は資本金の額若しくは出資総額が五千万円以下の法人たる事業者に対し情報成果作成委託又は役務提供委託(それぞれ第一政令で定める情報成果又は役務に係るものを除く。次並びに第三及び第四において同じ。)をするもの
(iii) Any entrepreneur of juridical person (excluding persons provided for in Article 14 of the Act on Prevention of Delay in Payment under Government Contracts, etc.) with capital or total contributions exceeding 50 million yen that concludes an information-based product creation contract or a service contract (respectively excluding any contract concerning any information-based product or any service stipulated by a Cabinet Order of item 1; the same shall apply to the following item and items (iii) and (iv) of the following paragraph) to any individual or any entrepreneur of juridical person with capital or total contributions of not more than 50 million yen.
四 資本金の額又は出資総額が千万円を超え五千万円以下の法人たる事業者政府契約の支払遅延防止等に関する法律第十四規定する者を除く。)であつて、個人又は資本金の額若しくは出資総額が千万円以下の法人たる事業者に対し情報成果作成委託又は役務提供委託をするもの
(iv) Any entrepreneur of juridical person (excluding persons provided for in Article 14 of the Act on Prevention of Delay in Payment under Government Contracts, etc.) with capital or total contributions exceeding 10 million yen but not 50 million yen that concludes an information-based product creation contract or a service contract with any individual or any entrepreneur of juridical person with capital or total contributions of not more than 10 million yen.
8 この法律で「下請事業者」とは、次の各のいずれかに該当する者をいう。
(8) The term "subcontractor" as used in this Act means any entity that falls under any of the following items:
一 個人又は資本金の額若しくは出資総額が三億円以下の法人たる事業者であつて、前第一規定する親事業者から製造委託等を受けるもの
(i) An individual or any entrepreneur of juridical person, with capital or total contributions of not more than 300 million yen that receives a manufacturing or other contract from a main subcontracting entrepreneur provided for in item (i) of the preceding paragraph; or
二 個人又は資本金の額若しくは出資総額が千万円以下の法人たる事業者であつて、前第二規定する親事業者から製造委託等を受けるもの
(ii) An individual or any entrepreneur of juridical person with capital or total contributions of not more than 10 million yen that receives a manufacturing or other contract from a main subcontracting entrepreneur provided for in item (ii) of the preceding paragraph.
三 個人又は資本金の額若しくは出資総額が五千万円以下の法人たる事業者であつて、前第三規定する親事業者から情報成果作成委託又は役務提供委託を受けるもの
(iii) An individual, or any entrepreneur of juridical person with capital or total contributions of not more than 50 million yen that receives an information-based product creation contract or a service contract from a main subcontracting entrepreneur provided for in item (iii) of the preceding paragraph; or
四 個人又は資本金の額若しくは出資総額が千万円以下の法人たる事業者であつて、前第四規定する親事業者から情報成果作成委託又は役務提供委託を受けるもの
(iv) An individual, or any entrepreneur of juridical person with capital or total contributions of not more than 10 million yen that receives an information-based product creation contract or a service contract from a main subcontracting entrepreneur provided for in item (iv) of the preceding paragraph
9 資本金の額又は出資総額が千万円を超える法人たる事業者から役員任免業務執行又は存立について支配を受け、かつ、その事業者から製造委託等を受ける法人たる事業者が、その製造委託に係る製造修理、作成又は提供の行為の全部又は相当部分について再委託をする場合(第七第一又は第二に該当する者がそれぞれ前第一又は第二に該当する者に対し製造委託等をする場合及び第七第三又は第四に該当する者がそれぞれ前第三又は第四に該当する者に対し情報成果作成委託又は役務提供委託をする場合を除く。)において、再委託を受ける事業者が、役員任免業務執行又は存立について支配をし、かつ製造委託等をする当該事業者から直接製造委託等を受けるものとすれば前のいずれかに該当することとなる事業者であるときは、この法律適用については、再委託をする事業者親事業者と、再委託を受ける事業者下請事業者みなす
(9) When an entrepreneur of juridical person, the appointment and dismissal of officers or the conduct or existence in business of which is controlled by another entrepreneur of juridical person whose capital or total contributions exceeds 10 million yen, receives a manufacturing or other contract from the said entrepreneur and subcontracts of all or a considerable part of the act of manufacture, repair, creation or provision pertaining to such manufacturing or other contract with a third entrepreneur (excluding the cases where a person coming under items (i) or (ii) of Paragraph 7 above concludes the manufacturing or other contract with another person who falls under items (i) or (ii) respectively of the preceding paragraph and cases where a person falling under items (iii) and (iv) of the paragraph above concludes an information-based product creation contract or a service contract with another person who falls under items (iii) and (iv) respectively of the preceding paragraph), and when the entrepreneur who receives such subcontract would fall under the items of the preceding paragraph if he were to receive the said manufacturing or other contract directly from the said entrepreneur who controls the appointment and dismissal of officers, or conduct or existence in the business, the entrepreneur who concludes such subcontract shall be deemed, in the application of this Act, to be a main subcontracting entrepreneur and the entrepreneur who receives such subcontract shall be deemed to be a subcontractor.
10 この法律で「下請代金」とは、親事業者製造委託等をした場合に下請事業者給付役務提供委託をした場合にあつては、役務の提供。以下同じ。)に対し支払うべき代金をいう。
(10) The term "subcontract proceeds" as used in this Act means the charges to be paid in case of service contract; that same shall apply hereinafter) by the main subcontracting entrepreneur for work performed by the subcontractor in cases where the main subcontracting entrepreneur concludes a manufacturing or other contract.
(下請代金の支払期日)
(Date of payment of subcontract proceeds)
第二条の二 下請代金支払期日は、親事業者下請事業者給付の内容について検査をするかどうかを問わず、親事業者下請事業者給付受領した日(役務提供委託の場合は、下請事業者がその委託を受けた役務の提供をした日。次において同じ。)から起算して、六十日の期間内において、かつ、できる限り短い期間内において、定められなければならない。
Article 2-2 The date of payment of subcontract proceeds shall be fixed within sixty days, and moreover within as short a period as possible, from the day on which a main subcontracting entrepreneur receives the work from a subcontractor (the day on which a subcontractor provides the service entrusted in the event of service contract. The same shall apply in the next paragraph), regardless of whether or not the main subcontracting entrepreneur inspects the work in detail.
2 下請代金支払期日が定められなかつたときは親事業者下請事業者給付受領した日が、前規定違反して下請代金支払期日が定められたときは親事業者下請事業者給付受領した日から起算して六十日を経過した日の前日が下請代金支払期日と定められたものとみなす
(2) The date of payment of subcontract proceeds shall be deemed to be the date on which a main subcontracting entrepreneur receives the work from a subcontractor when the date of payment was not fixed, or the day prior to the date on which sixty days from the day on which a main subcontracting entrepreneur receives the work from the subcontractor have elapsed when the date of payment of the subcontract proceeds was fixed in violation of the preceding paragraph.
(書面の交付等)
(Delivery of documents, etc.)
第三条 親事業者は、下請事業者に対し製造委託等をした場合は、直ちに公正取引委員会規則で定めるところにより下請事業者給付の内容、下請代金の額、支払期日及び支払方その他の事を記載した書面下請事業者交付しなければならない。ただし、これらの事のうちその内容が定められないことにつき正当な理由があるものについては、その記載を要しないものとし、この場合には、親事業者は、当該の内容が定められた後直ちに当該を記載した書面下請事業者交付しなければならない
Article 3 A main subcontracting entrepreneur shall, in cases where it has concluded a manufacturing or other contract with a subcontractor, immediately deliver to the subcontractor a document setting forth, pursuant to the provisions of the Rules of the Fair Trade Commission, the details of work of the contract, the amount of subcontract proceeds, the date of payment, the method of payment and other matters; provided, however, that if the description is justifiably unable to be provided because the above details cannot be determined, the main subcontracting entrepreneur shall deliver to the subcontractor a document setting forth the said matter immediately after the determination of the details.
2 親事業者は、前規定による書面交付に代えて、政令で定めるところにより、当該下請事業者承諾を得て、当該書面に記載すべき事電子情報処理組織使用するその他の情報通信技術利用するであつて公正取引委員会規則で定めるものにより提供することができる。この場合において、当該親事業者は、当該書面交付したものとみなす
(2) In lieu of delivering the document prescribed by the preceding paragraph, a main subcontracting entrepreneur may, with the agreement of a subcontractor and as provided by a Cabinet Order, provide matters to be set forth in said document by information and communications technology means including electronic data processing system means provided by the Rules of the Fair Trade Commission. In this case, the main subcontracting entrepreneur shall be deemed to have delivered the necessary document.
(親事業者の遵守事項)
(Compliance by main subcontracting entrepreneurs)
第四条 親事業者は、下請事業者に対し製造委託等をした場合は、次の各役務提供委託をした場合にあつては、第一及び第四を除く。)に掲げる行為してはならない
Article 4 No main subcontracting entrepreneur shall, in cases where it concludes a manufacturing or other contract with a subcontractor, effect any one the acts listed in the following items (excluding item (i) and (iv) in cases where it concludes a service contract):
一 下請事業者の責に帰すべき理由がないのに、下請事業者給付受領を拒むこと。
(i) Refusing to receive the work from a subcontractor without reasons attributable to the subcontractor;
二 下請代金をその支払期日経過後なお支払わないこと。
(ii) Failing to make payment of subcontract proceeds after the lapse of the date of payment;
三 下請事業者の責に帰すべき理由がないのに、下請代金の額を減ずること。
(iii) Reducing the amount of subcontract proceeds without reasons attributable to the subcontractor;
四 下請事業者の責に帰すべき理由がないのに、下請事業者給付受領した後、下請事業者にその給付に係るを引き取らせること。
(iv) Causing a subcontractor to take back the goods relating to its work after receiving the work from the said subcontractor without reasons attributable to the subcontractor;
五 下請事業者給付の内容と同種又は類似の内容の給付に対し通常支払われる対価に比し著しく低い下請代金の額を不当に定めること。
(v) Unjustly setting subcontract proceeds at a level conspicuously lower than the price ordinarily paid for the same or similar content of work;
六 下請事業者給付の内容を均質にし又はその改善を図るため必要がある場合その他正当な理由がある場合を除き、自己の指定する強制して購入させ、又は役務強制して利用させること。
(vi) Coercing the subcontractor to purchase designated goods or to use designated services except in such cases where it is necessary to standardize or to improve the content of the work performed by a subcontractor or where there are other justifiable grounds; or
七 親事業者が第一若しくは第二に掲げる行為をしている場合若しくは第三から前までに掲げる行為をした場合又は親事業者について次の一に該当する事実があると認められる場合に下請事業者公正取引委員会又は中小企業庁長官に対しその事実を知らせたことを理由として、取引の数量を減じ、取引停止し、その他不利益な取扱いをすること。
(vii) Reducing the volume of transactions, suspending transactions or giving some other disadvantageous treatment because the subcontractor informed the Fair Trade Commission or the Director-General of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Agency of such a fact, where a main subcontracting entrepreneur is effecting such acts as mentioned in item (i) or item (ii), or has effected such acts as mentioned in items (iii) to (vi) inclusive, or where there exists a fact falling under any one of the items in the following paragraph as to the main subcontracting entrepreneur.
2 親事業者は、下請事業者に対し製造委託等をした場合は、次の各役務提供委託をした場合にあつては、第一を除く。)に掲げる行為をすることによつて、下請事業者利益を不当に害してはならない
(2) No main subcontracting entrepreneur shall, in cases where it concludes a manufacturing or other contract with a subcontractor, unjustly injure the interests of the subcontractor by effecting any one of the acts listed in the following items (excluding item (i) in the case of service contract):
一 自己に対する給付に必要な半製品、部品、附属品又は原材料(以下「原材料等」という。)を自己から購入させた場合に、下請事業者の責めに帰すべき理由がないのに、当該原材料等を用いる給付に対する下請代金支払期日より早い時期に、支払うべき下請代金の額から当該原材料等の対価の全部若しくは一部を控除し、又は当該原材料等の対価の全部若しくは一部を支払わせること。
(i) In cases where the main subcontracting entrepreneur has caused the subcontractor to purchase from oneself semi-finished goods, parts, accessories or raw materials (hereinafter referred to as "raw materials, etc.") necessary for the work performed for the main subcontracting entrepreneur, without reasons attributable to the subcontractor, deducting all or part of the price of the said raw materials, etc. from the amount of the subcontract proceeds to be paid, or causing the subcontractor to pay all or a part of the price of the said raw materials, etc. at a time earlier than the date of payment of the subcontract proceeds for the work in which the said raw materials. etc. are employed: or
二 下請代金の支払につき、当該下請代金支払期日までに一般の金融機関預金又は貯金の受入れ及び資金の融通を業とする者をいう。)による割引を受けることが困難であると認められる手形交付すること。
(ii) With respect to the payment of subcontract proceeds, delivering a negotiable instrument which is found difficult to be discounted, by the date of payment of the subcontract proceeds, by a general financial institution (this term refers to a person who receives deposits or savings and lends funds as a business).
三 自己のために金銭役務その他の経済上の利益を提供させること。
(iii) Causing a subcontractor to provide cash, services or other economic gains for oneself.
四 下請事業者の責めに帰すべき理由がないのに、下請事業者給付の内容を変更させ、又は下請事業者給付受領した後に(役務提供委託の場合は、下請事業者がその委託を受けた役務の提供をした後に)給付をやり直させること。
(iv) Causing a subcontractor to change the content of the work, or to re-work after the receipt of the work (after provision of service by the subcontractor in the case of service contract), without reasons attributable to the subcontractor.
(遅延利息)
(Interest for delay)
第四条の二 親事業者は、下請代金支払期日までに下請代金を支払わなかつたときは、下請事業者に対し、下請事業者給付受領した日(役務提供委託の場合は、下請事業者がその委託を受けた役務の提供をした日)から起算して六十日を経過した日から支払をする日までの期間について、その日数に応じ、当該未払金額公正取引委員会規則で定める率を乗じて得た金額遅延利息として支払わなければならない。
Article 4-2 When a main subcontracting entrepreneur has not paid the subcontract proceeds to the subcontractor by the date of payment, he shall, with respect to the period from the day on which sixty days from the day on which he received the work from the subcontractor (the day on which a subcontractor provided the service entrusted in the case of service contract.) to the day when the payment is made, pay as interest for the delay the amount of money obtained by multiplying the said unpaid amount by the rate provided for in the Rules of the Fair Trade Commission according to the number of days.
(書類等の作成及び保存)
(Preparation and preservation of document etc.)
第五条 親事業者は、下請事業者に対し製造委託等をした場合は、公正取引委員会規則で定めるところにより、下請事業者給付給付受領役務提供委託をした場合にあつては、下請事業者がした役務提供する行為の実施)、下請代金の支払その他の事について記載し又は記録した書類又は電磁的記録(電子的方式、磁気的方式その他の知覚によつては認識することができない方式で作られる記録であつて、電子計算機による情報処理の用に供されるものをいう。以下同じ。)を作成し、これを保存しなければならない
Article 5 A main subcontracting entrepreneur shall, in cases where it concludes a manufacturing or other contract with a subcontractor, prepare and preserve, in accordance with the Rules of the Fair Trade Commission, document or electromagnetic record (meaning a record created in a form that cannot be recognized through one's sense of perception such as in an electronic form or magnetic form that is used for information processing by computer. The same shall apply hereinafter.), setting forth the work of the subcontractor, the receipt of work (effecting the act of service provision by the subcontractor in the case of service contract), payment of the subcontract proceeds and other matters.
(中小企業庁長官の請求)
(Request by Director-General of Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Agency)
第六条 中小企業庁長官は、親事業者が第四第一親事業者遵守)第一、第二若しくは第七に掲げる行為をしているかどうか若しくは第三から第六までに掲げる行為をしたかどうか又は親事業者について同第二の一に該当する事実があるかどうかを調査し、その事実があると認めるときは、公正取引委員会に対し、この法律規定に従い適当な措置をとるべきことを求めることができる。
Article 6 The Director-General of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Agency may investigate whether or not a main subcontracting entrepreneur is effecting such acts as provided for in item (i), item (ii) or item (vii) of Paragraph (1) of Article 4 (Compliance by main subcontracting entrepreneurs), whether or not it has effected such acts as provided for in items (iii) to (vi) inclusive of the said paragraph or with respect to the main subcontracting entrepreneur whether or not there exists a fact falling under any one of the items of Paragraph 2 of the said article, and when he/she finds that such facts exist, he/she may request the Fair Trade Commission to take appropriate measures in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(勧告)
(Recommendation)
第七条 公正取引委員会は、親事業者が第四第一親事業者遵守)第一、第二又は第七に掲げる行為をしていると認めるときは、その親事業者に対し、速やかにその下請事業者給付受領し、その下請代金若しくはその下請代金及び第四の二(遅延利息)の規定による遅延利息を支払い、又はその不利益な取扱いをやめるべきことその他必要な措置をとるべきことを勧告するものとする
Article 7 The Fair Trade Commission may, when it finds that a main subcontracting entrepreneur is effecting such an act as provided for in item (i), item (ii) or item (vii) of Paragraph (1) of Article 4 (Compliance by main subcontracting entrepreneurs), recommend to the main subcontracting entrepreneur that it promptly receive the work from a subcontractor, pay the subcontract proceeds or the subcontract proceeds and interest for delay pursuant to the provision of Article 4-2 (Interest for delay), or cease the disadvantageous treatment and take other necessary measures.
2 公正取引委員会は、親事業者が第四第一第三から第六までに掲げる行為をしたと認めるときは、その親事業者に対し、速やかにその減じた額を支払い、その下請事業者給付に係るを再び引き取り、その下請代金の額を引き上げ、又はその購入させたを引き取るべきことその他必要な措置をとるべきことを勧告するものとする
(2) The Fair Trade Commission may, when it finds that a main subcontracting entrepreneur has effected such acts as provided for in items (iii) to (vi) inclusive of Paragraph (1) of Article 4, recommend to the said main subcontracting entrepreneur that it promptly pay the amount so reduced, accept the goods pertaining to the work of the subcontractor, increase the amount of such subcontract proceeds or take back the goods that the subcontractor was forced to purchase and take other necessary measures.
3 公正取引委員会は、親事業者について第四第二親事業者遵守)各のいずれかに該当する事実があると認めるときは、その親事業者に対し、速やかにその下請事業者利益を保護するため必要な措置をとるべきことを勧告するものとする
(3) The Fair Trade Commission may, when it finds that with respect to the main subcontracting entrepreneur, there exists a fact falling under any of the items of Paragraph (2) of Article 4 (Compliance by main subcontracting entrepreneurs), recommend to the main subcontracting entrepreneur that it promptly take the measures necessary to protect the interests of the subcontractor.
(The relation with the Act on Prohibition of Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade)
第八条 私的独占の禁止及び公正取引の確保に関する法律(昭和二十二年法律第五十四)第二十不公正な取引方法に係る排除措置)の規定は、公正取引委員会が前第一から第三勧告)までの規定による勧告をした場合において、親事業者がその勧告に従つたときに限り、親事業者のその勧告に係る行為については、適用しない。
Article 8 In the event the Fair Trade Commission has rendered a recommendation under the provisions of paragraphs (1) to (3) (Recommendation) inclusive of the preceding article, and to the extent that the main subcontracting entrepreneur has complied with the recommendation, the provisions of Article 20 (Elimination measures against unfair trade practices) of the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade (Act No. 54 of 1947) shall not apply to the act of that main subcontracting entrepreneur pertaining to the recommendation.
(報告及び検査)
(Collection of reports and inspection)
第九条 公正取引委員会は、親事業者下請事業者に対する製造委託等に関する取引(以下単に「取引」という。)を公正ならしめるため必要があると認めるときは、親事業者若しくは下請事業者に対しその取引に関する報告をさせ、又はその職員に親事業者若しくは下請事業者事務所若しくは事業所に立ち入り、帳簿書類その他の件を検査させることができる。
Article 9 When it finds it necessary to make transactions with respect to a manufacturing or other contract of a main subcontracting entrepreneur with a subcontractor (hereinafter simply referred to as "transactions") fair, the Fair Trade Commission may cause a main subcontracting entrepreneur or a subcontractor to submit a report on its transactions, or may cause its officials to enter an office or place of business of a main subcontracting entrepreneur or a subcontractor and to inspect books and documents and other materials.
2 中小企業庁長官は、下請事業者利益を保護するため特に必要があると認めるときは、親事業者若しくは下請事業者に対しその取引に関する報告をさせ、又はその職員に親事業者若しくは下請事業者事務所若しくは事業所に立ち入り、帳簿書類その他の件を検査させることができる。
(2) The Director-General of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Agency may, when he/she finds it particularly necessary to protect the interests of a subcontractor, cause a main subcontracting entrepreneur or a subcontractor to submit a report on its transactions, or may cause his/her officials to enter an office or place of business of a main subcontracting entrepreneur or a subcontractor and to inspect books and documents and other materials.
3 親事業者又は下請事業者営む事業を所管する主務大臣は、中小企業庁長官の第六中小企業庁長官の請求)の規定による調査に協力するため特に必要があると認めるときは、所管事業を営む親事業者若しくは下請事業者に対しその取引に関する報告をさせ、又はその職員にこれらの者の事務所若しくは事業所に立ち入り、帳簿書類その他の件を検査させることができる。
(3) The competent minister having jurisdiction over the business in which a main subcontracting entrepreneur or a subcontractor engages may, when he/she finds it particularly necessary to cooperate with the investigation pursuant to the provision of Article 6 (Request by Director-General of Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Agency) by the Director-General of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Agency, cause a main subcontracting entrepreneur or a subcontractor engaging in the said business under his/her jurisdiction to submit a report on its transactions, or may cause his/her officials to enter an office or place of business of these entrepreneurs and to inspect books and documents and other materials.
4 前三の規定により職員が立ち入るときは、その身分を示す証明書を携帯し、関係人提示しなければならない
(4) The officials who enter pursuant to the provisions of the preceding three paragraphs shall carry their identification cards and produce them to relevant persons.
5 第一から第三までの規定による立入検査権限は、犯罪捜査のために認められたものと解釈してはならない
(5) The authority to enter and inspect under the provisions of paragraphs (1) to (3) inclusive shall not be construed as granted for criminal investigation.
(罰則)
(Penal provisions)
第十条 次の各のいずれかに該当する場合には、その違反行為をした親事業者代表者代理人使用人その他の従業者は、五十万円以下の罰金に処する
Article 10 A representative, agent, employee or any other worker of a main subcontracting entrepreneur who has committed a violation that falls under any of the following items shall be punished by a fine not more than five hundred thousand yen.
一 第三第一書面交付等)の規定による書面交付しなかつたとき。
(i) In cases where a document is not delivered in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 3 (Delivery of documents, etc.) or,
二 第五書類等の作成及び保存)の規定による書類若しくは電磁的記録を作成せず、若しくは保存せず、又は虚偽の書類若しくは電磁的記録を作成したとき。
(ii) In case a document or electromagnetic record under the provisions of Article 5 (Prepara.ion and preservation of document and the like etc.) is not prepared or preserved, or a false document or electromagnetic record is prepared.
第十一条 第九第一から第三報告及び検査)までの規定による報告をせず、若しくは虚偽の報告をし、又は検査を拒み、妨げ、若しくは忌避した者は、五十万円以下の罰金に処する
Article 11 A person who has failed to submit a report under the provisions of paragraphs (1) to (3) inclusive of Article 9 (Report and inspection) or submitted a false report, or refused, disturbed or evaded inspection shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred thousand yen.
第十二条 法人代表者又は法人若しくは代理人使用人その他の従業者が、その法人又は業務に関し、前二違反行為をしたときは、行為者を罰するほか、その法人又はに対して各本を科する。
Article 12 When a representative of a juridical person, or an agent, employee or any other worker in the service of a juridical person or of an individual, has, with regard to the business of the said juridical person or individuals, committed a violation under the preceding two articles, not only the offender shall be punished but also the said juridical person or the said individual shall be punished by the fines as described in the respective articles.