The Brazilian CADE issues a decision on resale price maintenance that may serve as guidelines for future analyses (SKF)

The Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE) has recently issued an important decision on Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) practices that may serve as guideline for future analyses of this conduct (CADE’s Administrative Proceeding nº 08012.001271/2001-44). The administrative judgment started in 2009 after a few years of investigations carried out by the former Secretariat of Economic Law (known as “SDE” for its Portuguese acronym) over a minimum RPM practice promoted by the Brazilian SKF company with its commercial retailers. The company confirmed that it “collaborated” for the adoption of the “proceeding”, and that the initiative to implement the RPM came from its network of distributors. It also failed to demonstrate the inexistence of unilateral or coordinated

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Paulo Burnier Da Silveira, Vinicius Marques de Carvalho, Marcos Paulo Verissimo, The Brazilian CADE issues a decision on resale price maintenance that may serve as guidelines for future analyses (SKF), 30 January 2013, e-Competitions January 2013, Art. N° 51799

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