The French Competition Authority fines a supplier of rolled zinc for abuse of dominance (Umicore)

The Autorité de la concurrence fines UMICORE, one of the global leaders in zinc, €69 million for abuse of dominant position towards its competitors by practicing during 9 years a trade policy aiming at constraining its distributors to supply themselves exclusively from the company.* In brief The Autorité de la concurrence fines the belgian group Umicore (parent company as well as its French subsidiary), main supplier of rolled zinc in France, for implementing, between 1999 and 2007, a trade policy constraining its ditributors-retailers among which some important specialized companies (Point P, Asturienne, Larivière), to supply themselves exclusively from Umicore. This trade policy was accompanied by surveillance, threats and retaliation system aimed at taming the retailers and at ensuring

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines a supplier of rolled zinc for abuse of dominance (Umicore), 23 June 2016, e-Competitions June 2016, Art. N° 80035

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