December 1999 / January 2000

Switzerland: Competition Commission renders first decision on a spare-part market

01 December 2000

In an important case dealing with the camera spare-part market, the Swiss Competition Commission did not prohibit Minolta’s refusal to supply independent photo camera repair companies. In its rationale the Swiss Competition Commission took into consideration in particular that the market for cameras is highly competitive and that customers could switch to another make if spare-part prices were increased too sharply.