The UK’s Office of Fair Trading prohibits price fixing agreements (Lladró Comercial)

The Director General of Fair Trading (‘The Director') has concluded that Lladró Comercial S.A., a producer of luxury porcelain and stoneware figurines, and their retailers have infringed section 2(1) of the Competition Act 1998 (‘the Act') by entering into bilateral price-fixing agreements. I. Background Lladró Comercial S.A. (‘Lladró Comercial‘) is a private, family owned business based in Valencia, Spain. It manufactures handcrafted porcelain and stoneware figurines under the brand names ‘Lladró' (‘Lladró figurines') and ‘Nao by Lladró' (‘Nao figurines'), which are supplied directly by Lladró Comercial to retailers in the UK. Since 20 March 2000, The Director has been receiving complaints from two independent UK-based retailers that Lladró Comercial has ceased supply of Lladró merchandise

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Chuyun Xiao, The UK’s Office of Fair Trading prohibits price fixing agreements (Lladró Comercial), 31 March 2003, e-Competitions March 2003, Art. N° 34949

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