The French Competition Authority dismisses predatory pricing claims in the market for renting plastic bins and palettes under Art. 82 EC and article L. 420-2 of the French Commercial Code (Chep France)

Background The Competition Authority (thereafter “Authority”) dismisses alleged practices of predatory pricing and discriminatory practices in the market for renting of plastic bins and pallets in France implemented by the leader in the French market, Chep France (hereafter “Chep”), a subsidiary of Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool, which itself belongs to the Australian Group Brambles. This case followed a complaint from a professional organization in the fruits and vegetables sector (Interfel). The Authority first considers that Chep has a dominant position in the market for renting of pallets, taking into account the very high level of its market

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Juliette Goyer, Lauriane Lépine-Sarandi, Julien Payré, The French Competition Authority dismisses predatory pricing claims in the market for renting plastic bins and palettes under Art. 82 EC and article L. 420-2 of the French Commercial Code (Chep France), 10 November 2009, e-Competitions November 2009, Art. N° 30032

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