The French Competition Authority fines suppliers and distributors of liquid fuel heating units for concluding horizontal and vertical anticompetitive agreements (PVG / Ligne Plus)

Liquid fuel backup heating units* The Autorité de la concurrence fines both PVG and Ligne Plus suppliers for anticompetitive agreement on wholesale prices and sharing of customer base (horizontal agreement). Besides, both suppliers are fined for having set distributors' resale prices to the final consumer and for having ensured their implementation (vertical agreement). Leroy Merlin distributor is sanctioned on this basis as well. In brief The Autorité de la concurrence issues a decision by which it fines three anticompetitive agreements concluded in the liquid fuel backup heating units sector in France (see detailed chart at the bottom of the press release). Both PVG and Ligne Plus, as well as Leroy Merlin are fined a total amount of 9 013 000€. The anticompetitive agreement

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines suppliers and distributors of liquid fuel heating units for concluding horizontal and vertical anticompetitive agreements (PVG / Ligne Plus), 21 July 2016, e-Competitions July 2016, Art. N° 80295

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