The French Competition Authority fines a big tech company for engaging in anticompetitive agreements within its distribution network and abuse of a situation of economic dependency with regard to its premium independent distributors (Apple / Tech Data / Ingram Micro)

Fines handed down to Apple, Tech Data and Ingram Micro* The Autorité de la concurrence hands out fines totalling €1,1 billion to Apple for engaging in anticompetitive agreements within its distribution network and abuse of a situation of economic dependency with regard to its “premium” independent distributors. The two wholesalers, Tech Data and Ingram Micro, were also fined, respectively, €76,1 million and €62,9 million for one of the anticompetitive agreement practices. Background After receiving a complaint in 2012 from eBizcuss, a distributor of specialised high-end Apple products (Apple Premium Reseller, APR), the Autorité de la concurrence fined Apple €1,1 billion, as well as wholesalers Tech Data and Ingram Micro €76,1 million and €62,9 million respectively. This decision to impose

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines a big tech company for engaging in anticompetitive agreements within its distribution network and abuse of a situation of economic dependency with regard to its premium independent distributors (Apple / Tech Data / Ingram Micro), 16 March 2020, e-Competitions March 2020, Art. N° 93851

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