ALERTS: CARTELS - FRANCE - SANCTIONS - ABUSE OF ECONOMIC DEPENDENCE - PRICE FIXING - CUSTOMER ALLOCATION - INTRA BRAND COMPETITION

Abuse of economic dependence: The French Competition Authority fines an electronics manufacturer and its two wholesalers €1.24 billion for practices affecting ’intra-brand’ competition (Apple / Tech Data / Ingram Micro)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. It is recalled that in a decision No. 20-D-04 of March 16, 2020the Competition Authority has sanctioned Apple and its two wholesalers to the tune of... 1.24 billion euros !!! Excuse the little... And this record fine... just for practices affecting, it seems, mainly "intra-brand" competition and which ceased in 2013! The fine is over 1.1 billion euros for Apple. Its wholesalers, Tech Data and Ingram Micro, are fined 76.1 million and 62.9 million euros respectively. It should be pointed out that the basic amount of the penalties imposed on the companies in the Apple group has been increased by ... 90 % in order to take account of Apple's economic power (pt.

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Alain Ronzano, Abuse of economic dependence: The French Competition Authority fines an electronics manufacturer and its two wholesalers €1.24 billion for practices affecting ’intra-brand’ competition (Apple / Tech Data / Ingram Micro), 16 March 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 95429, www.concurrences.com

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