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Price fixing: The French Competition Authority sanctions a company for resale price maintenance in the premium tea market (Dammann Frères)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts. Following an investigation by the DGCCRF into the market for premium teas, the Competition Authority took up, ex officio in 2018, firstly, practices involving the imposition of resale prices for products online by Dammann Frères, a supplier, with some of its distributors, and, secondly, a clause in the supplier's GTC prohibiting distributors from using third-party platforms for the online sale of manufacturers' products. It should be pointed out that the supplier did not distribute its products through a selective distribution network. The products were distributed to consumers through physical outlets, websites of 'physical' distributors,

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Karine Biancone, Price fixing: The French Competition Authority sanctions a company for resale price maintenance in the premium tea market (Dammann Frères), 3 December 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99506, www.concurrences.com

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