The Cyprus Competition Authority heavily fines an anticompetitive agreement considering the seriousness of the infringement and its duration in the spare parts market (Daimler)

Factual background The case concerned two companies namely Kapodistrias and Kyros who were active in the import, purchase, supply and resale of original spare parts for Mercedes-Benz vehicles, which were supplied by dealers and suppliers from abroad. Kyros and Kapodistrias claimed that, after the implementation of the system of selective distribution by Daimler for spare parts the companies no longer had the ability to buy and import them in Cyprus, since, according to the selective distribution system, the sale of original spare parts by authorized dealers was only accessible to members of the network, i.e. only to CIC for the Cyprus market and its authorized distributors and repairers and to vehicle owners through independent garages.

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Ramona Livera, The Cyprus Competition Authority heavily fines an anticompetitive agreement considering the seriousness of the infringement and its duration in the spare parts market (Daimler), 23 April 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin Automobile, Art. N° 76689

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