The Spanish Competition Authority reaches a settlement agreement with the incumbent in the postal sector bringing to an end a complaint for predatory pricing practices (Correos / ASEMPRE)

On 21 January 2002, the Asociación Profesional de Empresas de Reparto y Manipulado de Correspondencia (hereinafter, “ASEMPRE”), an association gathering undertakings active in the postal sector, lodged a complaint against the Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telégrafos (“Correos”), the incumbent in the same sector, before the Servicio de Defensa de la Competencia (“SDC”). The former alleged breach by Correos of Article 82 EC as well as Articles 1 and 6 of the Spanish Competition Act (the national equivalents of Articles 81 and 82 EC). More precisely, ASEMPRE claimed that Correos abused its dominant position by imposing predatory prices and cross-subsidising its activities. The SDC opened proceedings against Correos. However, the

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Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, The Spanish Competition Authority reaches a settlement agreement with the incumbent in the postal sector bringing to an end a complaint for predatory pricing practices (Correos / ASEMPRE), 15 September 2005, e-Competitions September 2005, Art. N° 284

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