The Danish High Court upholds NCA’s decision, which found that the national postal carrier incumbent had abused its dominant position on the market for unaddressed mail by applying different prices to its own customers and the former customers of a competitor (Post Danmark)

On 21 December 2007, the Danish Eastern High Court upheld a decision by the Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal according to which the national postal operator, Post Danmark, had abused a dominant position on the market for unaddressed mail by charging different prices to its own customers compared to the prices charged to three former customers of its main competitor on the market for unaddressed mail, Forbruger-Kontakt, contrary to section 11(3), point 3 of the Danish Competition Act (equivalent to Article 102(1) (c) TFEU). Background Post Danmark A/S (“Post Danmark”), the national postal operator, had a monopoly in the delivery of certain letters and parcels (with a universal service obligation). For that purpose, it had a nationwide distribution network. Post Danmark also used that

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Jacob Borum, The Danish High Court upholds NCA’s decision, which found that the national postal carrier incumbent had abused its dominant position on the market for unaddressed mail by applying different prices to its own customers and the former customers of a competitor (Post Danmark), 21 December 2007, e-Competitions December 2007, Art. N° 48553

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