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Commitments : The French Competition Authority renders binding commitments to open up distribution of train tickets in France

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In the past, the Authority had already been informed of practices relating to the distribution of train tickets (Decision No 09-D-06 of 5 February 2009 on practices implemented by SNCF and Expedia in the online travel sales sector, etc.).). This time, the Authority has chosen the commitment procedure as a concrete solution to the obstacles encountered by travel agents in distributing SNCF train tickets. Although the distribution of tickets is a free activity, not covered by SNCF's monopoly, SNCF still controls 80 % of it, at least in the private passenger travel segment. The independent travel agencies, faced with conditions which make the issue of tickets

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  • Catholic University of Louvain

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Commitments : The French Competition Authority renders binding commitments to open up distribution of train tickets in France, 2 October 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2015, Art. N° 71091, pp. 105-106

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