The French Competition Council holds anticompetitive an exclusive purchase clause in a selective distribution agreement (NGK Spark Plugs)

French Competition Council (Conseil de la concurrence), 21 July 2006, Decision n° 06-D-22, related to NGK Spark Plugs France practices in the plug market for two-wheel vehicles (“relative à des pratiques mises en oeuvre par la société NGK Spark Plugs France sur le marché des bougies pour deux roues”) http://www.conseil-concurrence.fr/p... NGK Spark Plugs France (NGK France), one of NGK Japan's subsidiaries in the European Union, is the main supplier of plugs for two wheel vehicles in France. NGK France set up a selective distribution network in France based on a selective distribution framework agreement. It was argued that NGK France imposed retail prices on its distributors from 1997 to 2000 and that the exclusive purchase clause contained in the selective distribution agreement was

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Ombline Ancelin, Charles Saumon, The French Competition Council holds anticompetitive an exclusive purchase clause in a selective distribution agreement (NGK Spark Plugs), 21 July 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusivity clause, Art. N° 12414

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