The EU Commission fines a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments for restrictions on trade and resale price maintenance in Europe (Yamaha)

"Commission fines Yamaha for restrictions of trade and resale price maintenance in Europe"* On 16 July 2003, the Commission adopted a decision finding that Yamaha Corporation Japan, Yamaha Europa GmbH, Yamaha Musica Italia s.p.a., Yamaha Musique France S.A. and Yamaha Scandinavia AB have infringed Article 81(1) of the Treaty and Article 53(1) of the EEA Agreement and imposed a 2.56 million Euro fine [1] on them. Yamaha distributes under a selective distribution system a whole range of traditional as well as electronic musical instruments and electronic equipment to generate, amplify and modify sounds. Yamaha is the market leader in most of the relevant markets for musical instruments in Europe. The Yamaha world-wide sales of musical instruments for the fiscal year 2003 (April 1, 2002

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Elodie Clerc, The EU Commission fines a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments for restrictions on trade and resale price maintenance in Europe (Yamaha), 16 July 2003, e-Competitions July 2003, Art. N° 36907

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