The Spanish Competition Authority sanctions a beer producer for imposing minimum purchasing obligations and limiting competing advertising in its distribution contracts (Cervezas Canarias 2)

Cervezas Anaga S.A (hereinafter, "Anaga"), a brewer from the Canary Islands, lodged a complaint before the Spanish Servicio de Defensa de la Competencia ("the Servicio") on 2005 against Compañía Cervecera de Canarias ("Cercasa") for an alleged infringement of Article 1 of the Spanish Law n° 16/1989 on Competition ("the Competition Act") [1]. In its complaint, Anaga claimed that the beer distribution contracts that Cercasa had in place with its retail distributors infringed Article 1.1 of the Competition Act since they included clauses whereby the distributor had to purchase minimum quantities of product and prohibited the exhibition of advertising of products

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Casto Gonzalez-Paramo, The Spanish Competition Authority sanctions a beer producer for imposing minimum purchasing obligations and limiting competing advertising in its distribution contracts (Cervezas Canarias 2), 12 March 2007, e-Competitions March 2007, Art. N° 13626

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