Topic: Supply restrictions

EU unveils revised VBER

The European Commission has published its draft updated vertical block exemption regulation and related guidelines after almost three years of consultation and review.

09 July 2021

Microsoft faces £270 million standalone damages claim

A UK-based reseller of pre-owned Microsoft software is seeking at least £270 million from the technology company to account for damages that it claims it suffered as a result of Microsoft’s abuse of dominance.

08 April 2021

EU probes cross-border snack restrictions

The European Commission has formalised an investigation into Mondelēz International to check if it imposed anticompetitive territorial restrictions on traders, a week after the agency fined six video games companies for similar restrictions on cross-border sales.

28 January 2021

Chile sanctions 14-year bus cartel

Chile’s specialist competition tribunal has fined 11 bus operators for colluding to restrict the number of buses in operation in two southern cities, despite the companies claiming that the country's government had endorsed their agreements.

06 January 2021

Pakistan uncovers cement sector cartel

An investigative team within Pakistan’s competition watchdog has found evidence of cartel activity in the cement sector and recommended that the agency bring cases against the leading trade association and its members.

17 December 2020

Walmart Chile sued for abusive contractual terms

A food suppliers association, which includes Coca Cola, Nestlé and Unilever, has sued Walmart Chile for allegedly abusing its dominance in the food retail market by imposing unfair contract conditions on suppliers.

04 November 2020

Pakistani enforcer urged to target sugar cartel

A hotly-anticipated internal report has urged Pakistan’s competition watchdog to launch proceedings against the country’s main sugar association and several sugar producers after claiming that cartelisation has run rampant in the market for the past decade.

30 October 2020

Indonesia’s national airline commits to changing discriminatory behaviour

Garuda Indonesia has committed to fixing its behaviour after the country’s competition watchdog accused the flag carrier of discriminatory conduct on tickets to the Middle East for a religious pilgrimage.

22 September 2020

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