Topic: Resale price maintenance

CMA accuses Casio of online RPM

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has alleged that electronics maker Casio imposes resale price maintenance on retailers through the use of “all-seeing” online price-monitoring software.

11 April 2019

Russia opens Samsung case

Apparently mirroring probes brought against Apple and LG, Russia’s antitrust watchdog is investigating Samsung’s Russian subsidiary for allegedly coordinating the resale prices of some of its devices.

13 February 2019

Food retailers slapped with fines in Romania

Romania’s Competition Council has fined three retail food chains and four of their suppliers a total of €18.8 million for fixing prices during promotional campaigns.

31 January 2019

Bicycle cooperative hit with RPM fine in Germany

Germany’s antitrust watchdog has fined a bicycle wholesaler €13.4 million for setting the prices of bikes sold by 47 independent retailers.

29 January 2019

RPM amnesty programme bears fruit in Mauritius

The Competition Commission of Mauritius has approved nearly a third of all immunity applications it received as part of a pilot amnesty programme for resale price maintenance.

25 January 2019

Netherlands investigates resale price maintenance

The Netherlands’ competition authority says it is probing alleged resale price maintenance agreements between manufacturers and online sellers of consumer goods, after raiding several company offices last week.

03 January 2019

Clothing brand racks up fine for online restrictions

The European Commission has fined clothing company Guess €39.8 million for online sales and advertising restrictions, but it reduced the overall fine by 50% after the company admitted breaching competition rules.

17 December 2018

Poland probes Brother for resale price maintenance

Poland’s antitrust watchdog is investigating electronics company Brother over alleged resale price maintenance on printers, following information received from an anonymous whistleblower.

12 October 2018

Greece fines Unilever for abuse of dominance in margarine

Greece’s competition enforcer has fined Unilever €27.6 million for implementing anticompetitive practices and abusing its dominant position in the national market for margarine products.

11 October 2018

Indian enforcement fine overturned for first time by new tribunal

India’s competition tribunal has set aside a €12 million fine on Hyundai for alleged resale price maintenance and unlawful tying, ruling that the country’s competition commission cannot rely purely on the findings of its investigative arm and must conduct its own analysis of evidence.

27 September 2018

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