The Danish Competition Authority finds that Skoda importer abused its dominant position for operating a system of fidelity rebates (Pradan Auto Import)

On 31 August 2005 the Danish Competition Council decided that Skandinavisk Motor Co. (hereinafter “SMC”), formerly Pradan Auto Import, had abused its dominant position under section 11 of The Danish Competition Act (the Danish provision similar to article 82 EC) on the original Skoda spare parts' distribution market. SMC operated a system of rebates dependent on each repairer achieving, every quarter, individual purchase targets based on previous year's individual sales. The Danish competition authority decided that the rebates policy was abusive in that it prevented competing independent suppliers from selling to the authorised Skoda-repairers thereby securing SMC's market shares, as well as preventing the entry of new competitors. This case comes

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Tarik Hennen, Alexandre Defossez, The Danish Competition Authority finds that Skoda importer abused its dominant position for operating a system of fidelity rebates (Pradan Auto Import), 31 August 2005, e-Competitions August 2005, Art. N° 312

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