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The Hellenic Competition Authority fines a coffee maker nearly €30 million for infringements to article 81 and 82 EC and their domestic equivalents (Nestlé)

Following a complaint made by the competing Greek coffee manufacturer DRITSAS, the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) launched an investigation into the coffee products market, investigating alleged breaches of Article 81 and 82 EC (and Articles 1 and 2 of Law 703/77) by NESTLE HELLAS A.E. In its final decision delivered on 12 February 2009, the HCC found NESTLE had committed unilateral and bilateral infringements of competition law between 2002 and 2006 : 1. Abusing its dominant position in the instant coffee market (infringing Article 82 EC and Article 1, 703/77) by : Granting sales target discounts and loyalty rebates to supermarkets; impeding parallel imports; and prohibiting any simultaneous marketing of its products and competing products (retail instant coffee market).

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Andreas Stephan, The Hellenic Competition Authority fines a coffee maker nearly €30 million for infringements to article 81 and 82 EC and their domestic equivalents (Nestlé), 12 February 2009, e-Competitions Parallel trade in pharma, Art. N° 26131

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