The Danish High Court doubles fine imposed by the District Court on a professional association for recommending retail prices (Christmas Tree Growers Association)

On 24 September 2009 the High Court of Eastern Denmark increased the fine imposed by a District Court on the Danish Christmas Tree Growers Association for having infringed section 6 of the Danish Competition Act (national provision similar to Article 101 of the TFEU) by having issued price recommendations to its members. The High Court doubled the fine of the Danish Christmas Tree Growers Association from DKK 200,000 (EUR 27,000) to DKK 400,000 (EUR 54,000). The fine imposed on the Association's director of DKK 15,000 (EUR 2,000) was affirmed. Background The Danish Christmas Tree Growers Association ("the Association") is a trade organisation. When the Danish Competition Act entered into force in 1998, the Association notified to the Danish Competition Authority ("DCA") a practice

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  • Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (Copenhagen)

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Jacob Borum, The Danish High Court doubles fine imposed by the District Court on a professional association for recommending retail prices (Christmas Tree Growers Association), 24 September 2009, e-Competitions Judicial review, Art. N° 31475

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