The European Commission imposes a fine of € 24 million on a Norwegian supplier of reverse-vending machines for abuse of dominance (Prokent/Tomra)

"Prokent/Tomra, a textbook case? Abuse of dominance under perfect information"*Introduction On 29 March 2006 the Commission adopted the Prokent/Tomra decision imposing a fine of € 24 million on the Norwegian group Tomra, a supplier of so-called reverse-vending machines that are used by retail outlets to collect empty drink containers. The Commission found that Tomra abused its dominant position and therefore infringed Article 82 of the EC Treaty and Article 54 of the EEA Agreement in five different EEA markets: Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The infringement committed by Tomra Systems ASA, Tomra Europe AS and its five national subsidiaries in the relevant EEA markets (together ‘Tomra’) consisted of the operation of a system of exclusivity agreements,

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Frank P. Maier-Rigaud, Dovile Vaigauskaite, The European Commission imposes a fine of € 24 million on a Norwegian supplier of reverse-vending machines for abuse of dominance (Prokent/Tomra), 29 March 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin Rebates, Art. N° 36752

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