The Swedish Market Court prohibits the national postal operator’s rebate system and made its decision subject to the penalty of a fine of SEK 100 million (Bring CityMail Sweden / Posten Meddelande)

Introduction The claimant, Bring CityMail Sweden AB (“CityMail”) brought a claim against the Swedish Post (“Posten”), arguing that the discounts offered by Posten to its clients had foreclosure effects. The Market Court placed the burden of proof on Posten to prove that the discount programme was economically necessary and proportionate. Background On the Swedish market for distribution of mail, a market known for its narrow margins, Posten has a

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  • Vinge (Stockholm)
  • Cosmetics Europe (Brussels)

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Carl Wetter, Emma Trogen, The Swedish Market Court prohibits the national postal operator’s rebate system and made its decision subject to the penalty of a fine of SEK 100 million (Bring CityMail Sweden / Posten Meddelande), 8 June 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2011, Art. N° 38166

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