Topic: Resale price maintenance

Pakistan fines appliance manufacturers for RPM

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has fined a pair of electronic appliance manufacturers €5.6 million for punishing dealers that sold their products below set prices.

15 March 2022

China hits Swiss pharma company with RPM fine

China’s antitrust authority has fined the local subsidiary of Swiss pharmaceutical company Geistlich Pharma €1.3 million for dictating resale prices for a pair of products used in dental implants over a 12-year period.

01 March 2022

Poland seeks penalty for dawn raid obstruction

The Polish antitrust authority is seeking sanctions against a video surveillance provider that allegedly obstructed a dawn raid related to the enforcer’s investigation into resale price maintenance in the sector.

16 February 2022

Poland investigates Kärcher over RPM

Poland’s antitrust enforcer has launched an investigation into a cleaning equipment producer over suspected resale price maintenance, six months after France’s Competition Authority dropped a similar probe into the same company.

25 January 2022

Austrian enforcer urges court to fine retailer in RPM case

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has asked the country's cartel court to fine a school rucksack retailer for resale price maintenance, five months after it fined the manufacturer of the bags for its role in the infringement.

19 January 2022

UK lingerie retailer files standalone RPM claim

An online retailer has accused a luxury branded lingerie and swimwear manufacturer of setting minimum retail prices and cutting-off product supplies in retaliation for not following its pricing demands.

17 January 2022

Portuguese law bans MFNs on booking platforms

Online travel platforms have been banned from using most favoured nation clauses or offering certain below-cost pricing under a new Portuguese law that the country’s antitrust enforcer has criticised as antithetical to EU competition law.

11 January 2022

Czech enforcer issues highest-ever RPM fine

The Czech Republic’s antitrust authority has fined a garden equipment supplier nearly €4 million for resale price maintenance, in what is the authority’s highest-ever fine for such conduct.

05 January 2022

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

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