CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – TRANSPORTS – PREDATORY PRICES - BARRIERS TO ENTRY

Predatory prices: The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint concerning alleged predatory prices on the emerging market for intercity bus transport in France (Transport de voyageurs)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Although it is a rejection decision, the Competition Authority's decision on practices in the coach passenger transport sector is interesting in that it is the first decision in this sector open to competition under the Macron Act. In addition, it contains developments that can be applied mutatis mutandis to other emerging markets. The decision follows a complaint by Transdev against SNCF. Transdev is a subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts and the Veolia group, active in urban and interurban public transport. When the French coach transport market was opened up, Transdev entered this market, as did three other operators. For its part, SNCF also offered coach

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  • Catholic University of Louvain

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Predatory prices: The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint concerning alleged predatory prices on the emerging market for intercity bus transport in France (Transport de voyageurs), 1 June 2017, Concurrences N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84480, pp. 77-79

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