CMA: Procompetitive aims can’t justify banning internet sales

Charley Connor

07 November 2019

CMA: Procompetitive aims can’t justify banning internet sales

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A manufacturer’s ban on retailers selling its goods online is a by-object restriction of competition that cannot be justified even by a legitimate procompetitive aim, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has argued.