The Danish Competition Council condemns a car manufacturer for abusing its dominant position by imposing surprise inspections on spare part dealers (Mazda)

On 26 October 2005, the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) adopted a decision condemning Mazda Motor Denmark for abusing its dominant position under section 11(1) of the Danish Competition Act by informing its authorised dealers and repairers that it intended to carry out surprise inspections at their storage rooms. Background E-part A/S is a spare part wholesaler which sells spare parts for Mazda cars in competition with Mazda Motor Denmark. E-part sells both genuine Mazda “original spare parts” and copies of Mazda spare parts (“spare parts of matching quality” within the meaning of Article 1(1) (t) and (u) of Regulation 1400/2002). Mazda Motor Denmark is the Danish importer of Mazda-cars and spare

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  • Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (Copenhagen)

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Jacob Borum, The Danish Competition Council condemns a car manufacturer for abusing its dominant position by imposing surprise inspections on spare part dealers (Mazda), 26 October 2005, e-Competitions October 2005, Art. N° 14756

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