Is Fuji Dumping Or Competing?

Is it illegal dumping or another case of whining by a besieged U.S. company? On Aug. 31, Eastman Kodak filed a complaint against archrival Fuji Photo Film, claiming that Fuji sells color photographic paper in the U.S. for as little as a quarter of its price in Japan. But industry insiders say Kodak has been just as aggressive in its U.S. pricing as Fuji. After falling for years, Kodak's market share in the U.S. has held at about 58% since 1987, says Don Franz, publisher of International Photo Processing Industry Report. Fuji's share, at 17%, has grown slightly.

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