The German Competition Authority accepts a postal service company’s commitments to end its discount system for the dispatch of newspapers and magazines (Deutsche Post)

On 26 February 2021, the German Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") closed its six-year investigation into Deutsche Post AG ("DPAG") after securing commitments in connection with practices relating to the dispatch of newspapers and magazines. The FCO suspected that DPAG had abused its dominant position by entering into contracts with customers (such as publishing houses) containing exclusivity clauses and fidelity rebates. During the investigation,

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Michael Holzhäuser, Maria Held, The German Competition Authority accepts a postal service company’s commitments to end its discount system for the dispatch of newspapers and magazines (Deutsche Post), 2 March 2021, e-Competitions Notion of dominance, Art. N° 100012

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