The French Competition Authority accepts commitments undertaken by a tire manufacturer to allay concerns that it abused its dominant market position (Michelin Group)

On the 15th September 2010 the French Competition Authority («Autorité de la concurrence«) accepted and rendered legally binding the commitments proposed by Michelin Group. The conduct of Michelin Group, the worldwide leader in the tire market, has repeatedly raised competition inquiries. In the past, the European Commission has imposed on Michelin Group fines on two occasions for deploying complex schemes of conditional rebates and loyalty-inducing business practices which resulted in an anticompetitive foreclosure of the market [1]. Recently, the French Minister of Economy, the company Vulco and GIE Pneuman, a network of traders linked to one of

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Sandy Tsakiridi, The French Competition Authority accepts commitments undertaken by a tire manufacturer to allay concerns that it abused its dominant market position (Michelin Group), 15 September 2010, e-Competitions September 2010, Art. N° 33086

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