The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the maritime freight and mass retail distribution sector in the French overseas departments

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

Maritime freight and mass retail distribution in the DOM: The Autorité de la concurrence recommends improving the operation of the competitive mechanisms in the markets in order to revitalize mass retail distribution, which is the only way to lower prices for the benefit of consumers.* After a referral on 18 February 2009 from the Secretary of State for overseas (Secrétaire d'État à l'outre-mer) relative to the competitive situation in the overseas départements, the Autorité has hereby rendered an opinion on the import and marketing mechanisms for consumer goods in the DOM. This is the second part of the initial referral that, on 24 June 2009, had resulted in opinion 09-A-21 regarding fuels. In the DOM, the small size of the markets and their distance from the main procurement sources

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