CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - AGREEMENTS - PRICE MAINTENANCE - RESALE THRESHOLD - NEGOTIATED PROCEDURE

Resale price maintenance: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the French Competition Council’s decision having heavily fined a resale price maintenance case and applied the transaction proceeedings (Calculatrices scolaires)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts During the years 1993 to 1996, two suppliers, Noblet and Texas Instrument together holding 89% of the market share in the market for scientific and utility calculators. have set up a commercial policy of recommending their products to schools. mathematics teachers and a pricing policy based on the allocation of margins to the distributors to artificially raise the threshold for resale at a loss of their and thus indirectly control the setting of resale prices. This pricing policy was based on the introduction of allocation rebates and the granting of which was conditioned, on the one hand, by the volumes of orders and their progress and, on the other

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Philippe Vanni, Resale price maintenance: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the French Competition Council’s decision having heavily fined a resale price maintenance case and applied the transaction proceeedings (Calculatrices scolaires), 21 September 2004, Concurrences N° 1-2004, Art. N° 26777, www.concurrences.com

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