The French Competition Authority accepts commitments proposed by French media distribution company and puts an end to its investigations in the press distribution sector (Presstalis)

Summary of the case In a decision issued on July 12, 2012, the French Competition Authority (hereafter “the FCA”) accepted the commitments proposed by Presstalis, thereby putting an end to a procedure following complaints for abuse of dominant position, without imposing any fine. The investigation was launched in 2008 when the “Syndicat national des dépositaires de presse” (hereafter “SNDP”), a trade association representing press wholesalers, lodged a complaint before the FCA against Presstalis (a major player in the distribution and commercialization of the press through retail networks, formerly called Nouvelles messageries de la presse parisienne) for abuse of dominant position, coupled with a request for interim measures. Newspaper distribution through retailers is organized around

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Jean-Julien Lemonnier, The French Competition Authority accepts commitments proposed by French media distribution company and puts an end to its investigations in the press distribution sector (Presstalis), 12 July 2012, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 49156

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