Amway Japan Gets Partial Business Suspension Order

Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has issued a partial business suspension order to Amway Japan for illegally soliciting people over network marketing.

The agency says the firm invited individuals to become members and promote the sales of its products. It also says the firm urged the members to solicit other people to become salespersons, and that they would receive referral fees.

The specified commercial transactions law stipulates that a business operator is obliged to inform consumers of the names of the solicitors and the operator, as well as the purpose of solicitation.

But the agency says that Amway Japan has violated the law since at least March of last year. The authorities say the firm invited people without informing them of its name or its purpose, using hard-sell tactics and issuing no documents.

The agency on Friday ordered Amway Japan to suspend part of its business, including solicitation activities and making contracts, for six months. The agency also instructed the firm to create a system to prevent a recurrence.

Amway Japan says that some members conducted illegal acts, and that it will take measures to improve its business and prevent a recurrence. The firm says these measures will include reviewing its ethics platform, code of conduct and member training. It added that it will instruct its members on the relevant laws and regulations.

About Amway

Amway is an entrepreneur-led health and wellness company based in Ada, Michigan. It is committed to helping people live better, healthier lives – across more than 100 markets worldwide. According to Forbes magazine, it is among the Top 50 privately held, family-owned companies in the United States.

Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™Artistry™ and XS™ energy – all sold exclusively by entrepreneurs who are known as Amway Business Owners. Amway is the No. 1 direct selling business in the world, according to the 2021 Direct Selling News Global 10.

Get more information, facts and figures about Amway, click here for the Amway overview.

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