The Polish antitrust authority concludes an investigation into a price-fixing agreement in the construction sector with a commitment decision and no fine (Xella Poland)

On February 1, 2007, Xella Polska Sp. z o.o. («Xella») signed a number of contracts with its distributors regulating the conditions of supply of wall-building materials by Xella. Each of the contracts included a clause forbidding the distributor from reselling Xella‘s products at a price lower than the original purchase price (the «Clause»). About the same time, the Chairperson of the Polish Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (the «UOKiK») instituted exploratory proceedings aimed at assessing the structure and degree of concentration on the Polish wall-building materials market (case ref. DAR-401-04/07/DK). During the course of the exploratory proceedings Xella submitted to the UOKiK two letters in which it responded to a number of questions and provided documents requested by

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Pawel Wanasz, Damroka Kościelak, The Polish antitrust authority concludes an investigation into a price-fixing agreement in the construction sector with a commitment decision and no fine (Xella Poland), 4 July 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 32021

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