The EU Commission adopts a commitment decision preventing a leading soft drinks manufacturer from entering into exclusive supply arrangements and from practicing growth and target rebates or from leveraging market power between various product categories (Coca Cola)

"Coca-Cola: Europe-wide remedies in fizzy drinks"*1. Introduction On 22 June 2005 the Commission adopted a commitment decision based on Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003 [1] addressed to The Coca-Cola Company ('TCCC') and three of its major bottlers [2] (all together: 'Coca-Cola'), making the commitments which were submitted by Coca-Cola binding upon it [3]. This commitment decision concerns the supply of carbonated soft drinks ('CSDs') in the EEA and prevents Coca-Cola from entering into exclusive supply arrangements, from practising growth and target rebates or from leveraging market power between various product categories. It brought to an end the Commission's in-depth investigation relating to concerns under Articles 82 of the EC Treaty and 54 of the EEA Agreement. 2. Procedure

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Philipp Gasparon, Blaz Visnar, The EU Commission adopts a commitment decision preventing a leading soft drinks manufacturer from entering into exclusive supply arrangements and from practicing growth and target rebates or from leveraging market power between various product categories (Coca Cola), 22 June 2005, e-Competitions June 2005, Art. N° 37300

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