The portuguese competition authority sanctions supplier’s prohibition of retailers applying discounts to recommended retail sales prices (Royal Canin Portugal)

I. Background The Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA) decision in case PRC 2008/09, was triggered by an anonymous retailer antitrust complaint (imperceptibly signed and without sender) lodged against Royal Canin Portugal, S.A. (Royal Canin). The complaint argued that supplier Royal Canin did not allow retailers to apply discounts to its recommended retail sale list prices regarding pet food. II. The conducts adopted by the supplier before retailers Per PCA’s decision of 4 February 2010, Royal Canin, active in pet food supply, notably for cats and dogs, in its General Sale Conditions applied to retailers in

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  • Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Porto)
  • Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Porto)

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Carlos Botelho Moniz, Eduardo Maia Cadete, The portuguese competition authority sanctions supplier’s prohibition of retailers applying discounts to recommended retail sales prices (Royal Canin Portugal), 4 February 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2010, Art. N° 70829

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