CASE COMMENTS: ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENT – DISTRIBUTION/RETAIL - VERTICAL RESTRAINTS – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – INTERNET – PURE PLAYERS

Selective distribution: The French Competition Authority warns the suppliers with selective distribution networks and expresses support in favor of the development of pure players over the Internet (Competitive operation in the e-commerce sector)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Concise Aut. opinion No. 12-A-20 of 18 September 2012 on the competitive functioning of electronic commerce. In July 2011, the Competition Authority issued an ex officio referral for an opinion with a view to carrying out an analysis, targeted on certain categories of products and services, of the functioning of competition in the retail online sector. The ex-officio referral indicated that the forthcoming opinion would focus on identifying possible price differences between the Internet and physical points of sale in order to determine "the extent to which online distribution actually results in lower prices, both on the Internet and in traditional

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Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Selective distribution: The French Competition Authority warns the suppliers with selective distribution networks and expresses support in favor of the development of pure players over the Internet (Competitive operation in the e-commerce sector), 18 September 2012, Concurrences N° 1-2013, Art. N° 50451, pp. 73-76

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