The Belgian Competition council dismisses a complaint of the Union of Belgian French-speaking Booksellers against a distributor’s concerted practices and abuse of dominance (SLFB/ Interforum)

I.The parties SLFB (“Syndicat des libraires Francophones de Belgique”) is a major Belgian professional association of booksellers (60% of french speaking’s booksellers are members of the SLFB). Interforum is a company active in the book distribution business. II. The facts This case put into question nterforum prices schemes regarding books import from France to Belgium. SLFB was concerned with an alleged parallelism of behaviours between Interforum (Editis Group) and another distributor (Dilibel, part of the

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Alexandre Defossez, Clément Pirenne, The Belgian Competition council dismisses a complaint of the Union of Belgian French-speaking Booksellers against a distributor’s concerted practices and abuse of dominance (SLFB/ Interforum), 22 September 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2010, Art. N° 36464

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