CASE COMMENTS: UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – DGCCRF – ANNUAL REPORT

Annual report: The Directorate-general for competition consumption and repression of fraud (DGCCRF) publishes its 2016 report, which highlights the strengthening of the administration’s action on restrictive practices

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The DGCCRF is no longer solely in charge of investigations - even if the control of practices has been very sustained (in 2016, DGCCRF agents carried out 13,356 control actions concerning the balance of trade relations) - but now has the power to impose administrative sanctions, extended since the law of 6 August 2015 known as the Macron law to public persons, and extended since the "Transparency" law known as Sapin II, published on 9 December 2016, which increased the penalties incurred for failure to comply with payment deadlines to 2 million euros. Thus "in 2016, the DGCCRF inspected 2678 establishments as part of its investigation into payment

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Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Annual report: The Directorate-general for competition consumption and repression of fraud (DGCCRF) publishes its 2016 report, which highlights the strengthening of the administration’s action on restrictive practices, 23 February 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83859, pp. 114-115

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