The Hungarian Competition Council imposes a fine for resale price maintenance, prohibits recommended retail prices amounting to vertical price fixing but terminates proceedings against distributors not actively participating in the infringement in the markets of PNA devices and PDA navigation software (Navi-Gate)

The Hungarian Competition Office fined Navi-Gate Kft HUF 43 million (ca. EUR 170 000) for entering into illegal vertical agreements with sub-distributors fixing the retail price of Garmin navigation (PNA) devices and the I-Go navigation software for PDA devices. Although the investigation was initiated against 74 undertakings, most sub-distributors were released from the proceedings and the infringement decision was addressed to only 11 undertakings, Navi-Gate Kft being the only undertaking fined for the infringement. The investigation and its findings The Competition Office initiated an investigation in April 2006 as it suspected that Navi-Gate Kft, an importer

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Márton Horányi, The Hungarian Competition Council imposes a fine for resale price maintenance, prohibits recommended retail prices amounting to vertical price fixing but terminates proceedings against distributors not actively participating in the infringement in the markets of PNA devices and PDA navigation software (Navi-Gate), 3 December 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2007, Art. N° 17547

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