CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - FRANCE - VERTICAL AGREEMENT - ONLINE DISTRIBUTION - RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE

Resale price maintenance: The French Competition Authority sanctions a tea manufacturer for having set up a system of resale price maintenance for its independent distributors who resell their products online (Dammann Frères)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a decision handed down on December 3, 2020, the French Competition Authority sanctioned Damman Frères for imposing resale prices on its distributors (independent distributors, holders of a simple brand license) who resell their products on the Internet. The sanction was imposed on the dual basis of Articles 101 TFEU and L. 420-1 C. com... Resale price maintenance A typical example of a vertical cartel is the practice of a supplier imposing resale prices, or at least a minimum resale price level, on its distributors. The existence of this practice has long been demonstrated when evidence of three elements is adduced : (i) the dissemination by the

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Resale price maintenance: The French Competition Authority sanctions a tea manufacturer for having set up a system of resale price maintenance for its independent distributors who resell their products online (Dammann Frères), 3 December 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99123, pp. 128-129

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