The European Commission fines a motor vehicle manufacturer for infringement to Article 81EC in a parallel import case (Peugeot)

"Parallel import of motor vehicles: the Peugeot case"* The Peugeot decision, adopted by the Commission on 5 October 2005, imposed a fine of 49.4 million euros for breach of Article 81 EC on the motor vehicle manufacturer Automobiles Peugeot SA (‘Peugeot‘), and its subsidiary Peugeot Nederland NV, which is tasked with importing vehicles of the Peugeot brand into the Netherlands from other Member States, in particular France. The decision is directed at an infringement implemented in the context of selective and exclusive distribution agreements regulating the relations between Peugeot and its Dutch dealers. The addressees of the decision have committed one infringement composed of two measures, which had for object and effect to restrict competition. The first measure, applied from

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Christophe Dussart, The European Commission fines a motor vehicle manufacturer for infringement to Article 81EC in a parallel import case (Peugeot), 5 October 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusive distribution, Art. N° 36742

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