The Czech Competition Authority imposes fines for abuse of significant market power on the retail market for agricultural and food products (Kaufland)

Food Retailers in the Czech Republic, Be Aware!* The so-called Act on Significant Market Power for the Sale of Agricultural and Food Products and the Abuse thereof (No. 359/2009 Coll.) had effect from 1 February 2010. In October 2013, internal appeal procedures ended with the first significant fine (above 900.000 EUR) handed out to Kaufland by the Czech Antitrust Office. This case gives us pause for thought. The Act, which at first was not strongly enforced by the Office, prohibits many kinds of practices in commercial

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