The French Competition Authority accepts commitments from the French incumbent postal operator to put an end to loyalty and bundled rebates in the parcel delivery sector (La Poste)

On 2nd April 2020, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) closed its investigation on the merits of an abuse of dominant position case started in 2010, by accepting and rendering legally binding the commitments offered by the French incumbent postal operator La Poste, designed at putting an end to loyalty and bundled rebates in the parcel delivery sector [1]. This commitment decision is noteworthy not only for the length of the investigation, but also for the mixed results brought by the “as-efficient-competitor" test as well as for the depth of detail regulating rebate calculation as per the commitments. Background of the investigation The investigation began in 2010 with referrals from the French Minister for Economic, Financial and Industrial Affairs and from new entrant Kiala,

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Camille François, The French Competition Authority accepts commitments from the French incumbent postal operator to put an end to loyalty and bundled rebates in the parcel delivery sector (La Poste), 2 April 2020, e-Competitions May 2020 - II, Art. N° 94933

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