The Finnish Market Court issues interim decision in a predatory pricing case concerning the dairy products sector (Valio)

The Finnish Market Court has issued an interim decision in a major predatory pricing case. The case concerns a decision and proposal for imposing fines by the Finnish Competition Authority [1] on 20.12.2012. In its decision, the Competition Authority ordered Valio Ltd, a Finnish processed dairy product company, to cease abusing its dominant market position on the market for fresh milk and proposed that the Finnish Market Court should impose a significant fine (70 million euros) for abuse. According to the Finnish Competition Authority, Valio Ltd had carried out predatory pricing as it had purposefully maintained very low or below-cost wholesale prices for fresh milk in order to exclude competitors, in particular companies

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Katri Havu, The Finnish Market Court issues interim decision in a predatory pricing case concerning the dairy products sector (Valio), 28 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 58575

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