It has been argued that global sporting goods maker Nike has forced South Korean SMEs (partners) to trade unfairly for decades. According to the Korea Fair Trade Commission and the distribution industry, the shoe material maker “Sokyoung Textile” in Busan reported the unfair trade behavior to the Busan Regional Office of the Fair Trade Commission on the 6th of this month. The targets of the report are the Nike headquarters in the United States, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies in Taiwan, Toyodai and Hosei, the Korean trading agency Pugan I & C, Bic Corporation, Bicco, and Champo. The reason is that these companies violated the Subcontract Act (Act on Fairness of Subcontracting Transactions), such as taking advantage of their contractual advantage and unfairly infringing on the interests of partner companies. An official of Sokyoung Textile said, “Generally, the shoe materials we produce are sent to an OEM company in Taiwan, and the Taiwanese company manufactures Nike brand shoes. “The agency company” received the shoe materials, delivered them to Taiwan, and made a transaction by an unusual method of taking a fee. “” The transaction agency company insisted on “unit price discount”, discounted the delivery price, and then Taiwan. The cost of material loss incurred under the responsibility of Toyoda and Hosei was also hurt by us being liable for it. ” Instead of signing a contract directly with a South Korean partner company, Nike escaped legal obligations with a trading agency in between. This is an act that violates the Subcontract Act. Article 20 of the Subcontract Act stipulates that the business operator on the ordering side must not escape the application of the law in a detour manner regarding subcontracting transactions. Sokyoung Textiles claimed that the transaction was suspended when it raised a problem with Nike Korea and others because of the heavy financial burden caused by such a transaction structure. An official of the company said, “We have been delivering shoe materials to Nike since 1994, and as of last year, 90% of sales were from transactions with Nike.” “Because Nike is an overseas company, it is fair. I don’t know how much sanctions the Trade Commission will impose, but I had no choice but to file a report of unfair conduct. ” In connection with this report, the Busan office of the Fair Trade Commission explained that “the person in charge of the report has not yet been decided” and “we are holding internal meetings based on the received content.” .. Nike Korea hasn’t commented on this.