The Latvian Competition Authority fines the medical gas monopolist for the application of an unfair and discriminating price (AGA SIA)

Introduction The Latvian Competition Council in its strategy for the years 2007-2009 has set the aim to strongly combat against the abuse of the dominant position. The Council intends at least to double the number of cases to be reviewed in respect of the abuse of the dominant position. Up until now the number of such kind of cases reviewed by the Council per year has been rather small. But it is expected that in the future the number of such cases will increase. Due to the aforementioned reason it is important to evaluate the previous practice of the Council regarding the cases of malicious use of the dominating position. The Council in its strategy states as priority the examination of price rises in relevant markets, the cause of which is the abuse of the dominant position.

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  • Tark Grunte Sutkiene (Riga)

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Andra Rubene, The Latvian Competition Authority fines the medical gas monopolist for the application of an unfair and discriminating price (AGA SIA), 7 September 2006, e-Competitions September 2006, Art. N° 12435

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