The Cypriot Competition Authority fines a chemical and consumer goods company €3.3M after finding that its exclusionary practices amounted to an abuse of dominance through portfolio effects in the wholesale market for heavy-duty detergents (K.A.C. Constantinides Trading / GPM-Henkel)

The Cypriot Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) found that exclusionary practices on the part of a dominant undertaking in the wholesale market for heavy-duty detergents amounted to an abuse of a dominant position. [1] Henkel AG & Co KGa, a chemical and consumer goods company, was active in Cyprus through GPM-Henkel Ltd (together, ‘Henkel’). Henkel manufactured consumer goods which it imported into Cyprus for onwards distribution to its resellers in Cyprus. K.A.C. Constantinides Trading Ltd (the ‘Complainant’) also imported Henkel-manufactured goods into Cyprus, including consumer products under the Fa and Dixan brands of Henkel, and was therefore a parallel distributor of Henkel goods in Cyprus. The Complainant distributed such goods to resellers, such as

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Anastasios A. Antoniou, The Cypriot Competition Authority fines a chemical and consumer goods company €3.3M after finding that its exclusionary practices amounted to an abuse of dominance through portfolio effects in the wholesale market for heavy-duty detergents (K.A.C. Constantinides Trading / GPM-Henkel), 22 May 2020, e-Competitions October 2019, Art. N° 102824

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