CASE COMMENT: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE - DISCRIMINATION AMONG DISTRIBUTORS - RESRICTION ON COMPETITON ON A DOWNSTRAM MARKET - ESSENTIAL FACILITIES - BARRIERS TO ENTRY

Internet exclusive distribution: The French Competition Council inflicts a limited fine to the incumbent rail operator for abusing its dominant position on the market for distribution of train tickets (SNCF - Expedia)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Conc. conc. dec. no. 09-D-06 of February 5, 2009 regarding practices implemented by the SNCF and Expedia Inc. in the online travel sales industry Most travellers using railway lines in France are familiar with the site voyages-sncf.com, the online travel agency which, among other things, markets SNCF tickets and holds a unique position in the marketing of these tickets. In 2006, that agency controlled by SNCF had a 51 % market share on the market for the sale of train tickets (pt 147). The part of the Council's decision that is relevant to this column (another part deals with an agreement between SNCF and Expedia, its partner for online sales) relates

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Internet exclusive distribution: The French Competition Council inflicts a limited fine to the incumbent rail operator for abusing its dominant position on the market for distribution of train tickets (SNCF - Expedia), 5 February 2009, Concurrences N° 2-2009, Art. N° 26034, pp. 124-125

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