Topic: Resale price maintenance

UK issues SO to lighting supply company for RPM

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has formally accused a lighting products supplier of unlawfully imposing minimum prices on its retailers, five years after fining a rival company for the same alleged infringement.

16 December 2021

Belgian court voids RPM decision

Belgium’s Market Court has annulled the national competition enforcer’s resale price maintenance decision against Caudalie because the authority fined the skincare company while also accepting remedies it proposed in a bid to settle the probe.

07 December 2021

Germany hits Bose with RPM fine

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined audio equipment manufacturer Bose €7 million for forcing retailers to charge set prices for the sale of its speakers and headphones.

02 December 2021

ACCC accuses major power tool provider of resale price maintenance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking fines and an injunction against a major power tool manufacturer for allegedly dictating minimum resale prices to retailers over a six-year period.

25 November 2021

Indian tribunal stays RPM fine pending full appeal

India’s competition appeals tribunal has agreed to suspend a €24 million fine issued by the country’s antitrust authority against Maruti Suzuki for imposing a maximum discount policy on its dealers.

23 November 2021

Parties settle UK standalone RPM claim

A standalone resale price maintenance claim filed by a specialty footwear retailer in the UK against an exclusive distributor has reached a confidential settlement agreement, four months before it was scheduled to go to trial.

05 November 2021

Poland searches surveillance provider accused of RPM

Poland’s competition authority has raided the local subsidiary of video surveillance provider Dahua Technology and three of its distributors as part of a resale price maintenance investigation.

12 October 2021

Chinese enforcer sees red, hits Bull with major fine

China’s competition authority has fined electronic device manufacturer Bull Group €39.5 million for forcing retailers to follow its own set prices, often threatening sellers with sanctions if they failed to comply.

01 October 2021

Netherlands hits Samsung with first-ever vertical restraints fine

The Dutch competition authority has fined Samsung over €39 million for coordinating the prices of its televisions with seven online retailers, marking the first time it has ever fined a company for such behaviour.

29 September 2021

Taiwan fines Delivery Hero subsidiary for vertical restraints

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Asia’s largest food and grocery delivery platform for unlawfully dictating the prices charged by partner restaurants and stopping them from developing their own takeaway services.

22 September 2021

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