The Dutch Competition Authority imposes a fine totaling €40 million on one of the world’s largest producers of electronic devices for resale price maintenance (Samsung)

Dutch ACM fines Samsung almost € 40 million for resale price maintenance* The Dutch competition authority ACM fined Samsung Electronics Benelux B.V. (“Samsung”) € 39,875,500 for coordinating the retail prices of Samsung television sets together with various retailers. The alleged coordination took place for five years, from January 2013 through December 2018. The ACM only published a summary of the decision dated 14 September 2021 thus far, but this already provides insight into the conduct and reasoning of the ACM to impose the fine. This is the first time the ACM imposes a fine in relation to resale price maintenance (“RPM”). RPM still constitutes a hardcore restriction in light of the cartel prohibition (as laid down in Article 6 Dutch Competition Act and Article 101 Treaty on the

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Pauline Kuipers, Tialda Beetstra, The Dutch Competition Authority imposes a fine totaling €40 million on one of the world’s largest producers of electronic devices for resale price maintenance (Samsung), 14 September 2021, e-Competitions September 2021, Art. N° 104195

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