The French Competition Authority imposes a reduced fine to the French post office and mail order companies for having implemented anticompetitive discounts in their contracts (La Poste)

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

Anticompetitive discounts in contracts between the French post office, La Poste, and mail order companies - The Conseil de la concurrence notes the undertakings given by La Poste and reduces the penalties imposed by 90%.* The practices concerned In response to a request by the Minister of Economy, on 10th April 2001 the Conseil de la concurrence issued an opinion, in which it drew La Poste's attention to the anticompetitive nature of certain discounts contained in its sales contracts with major customers. On 1st July 2002, considering that La Poste had failed to heed all its recommendations, the Conseil de la concurrence assumed jurisdiction at its own initiative, with the intention of ruling on this contract situation. On 30th November 2004, it published a substantive decision

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority imposes a reduced fine to the French post office and mail order companies for having implemented anticompetitive discounts in their contracts (La Poste), 30 November 2004, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2004, Art. N° 61484

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