ALERTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – PRICE FIXING – VERTICAL RESTRICTIONS – PRICE AGREEMENT – FIXED PRICES

Fixed prices: The French Competition Authority fines the manufacturer of video surveillance equipment and three of its eight wholesalers, for a practice of imposed prices and for a practice of limiting online resale of products by distributors (Mobotix a.o.)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On November 8, 2021, the French Competition Authority issued a decision n° 21-D-26 1.4 million for having implemented, for seven years, from 2012 to 2019, two vertical agreements, the first one imposing "recommended" prices on resellers and the second one aiming, according to the Authority, to limit the online resale of Mobotix products by distributors. As regards, first, the vertical price agreements, Mobotix communicated so-called 'recommended' prices to its wholesalers and their reseller customers, by distributing price lists including a retail price to its partners (see paragraph 175), but also via its website (see paragraph 176). On the basis of a set

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Alain Ronzano, Fixed prices: The French Competition Authority fines the manufacturer of video surveillance equipment and three of its eight wholesalers, for a practice of imposed prices and for a practice of limiting online resale of products by distributors (Mobotix a.o.), 8 November 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 103399

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