CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES

Discriminatory practices: The French Competition Council fines the traditional postal operator for abusive discriminatory practices (La Poste)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Competition Council, Decision No. 05-D-63, 17 November 2005, Datapost v La Poste Facts La Poste has granted discounts to certain senders without the necessary conditions being met. In addition, Datapost, a subsidiary of La Poste, received an arbitrary and abnormally high discount rate from its parent company. With regard to these two practices, the Council accepted that La Poste had abused its dominant position by failing to comply with the principle of non-discrimination in the application of its tariffs and had thus distorted competition on the market. Decision "By accepting deposits from certain undertakings without prior preparation or in small

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Karine Biancone, Discriminatory practices: The French Competition Council fines the traditional postal operator for abusive discriminatory practices (La Poste), 17 November 2005, Concurrences N° 1-2006, Art. N° 27311, www.concurrences.com

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