ALERTS: CARTELS - FRANCE - PRESCRIPTION - FIXED PRICES - ONLINE SALES

Fixed prices: The French Competition Authority sanctions a manufacturer of sunglasses and eyeglass frames for a practice of prescribed prices and for a practice of prohibiting online sales (Luxottica)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On July 22, 2021, the French Competition Authority adopted a decision n° 21-d-20 in which it sanctioned the sunglasses and eyeglasses manufacturer Luxottica, mainly for having limited the pricing freedom of distributors for more than 9 years. But while a total of 5 separate objections were notified to 14 companies, grouping 29 companies (pt. 492), only three companies, including Luxottica, were finally sanctioned... In fact, two vertical agreements were established, on the one hand a cartel aimed at limiting the pricing freedom of distributors and, on the other hand, a cartel aimed at prohibiting these same distributors from selling these products online.

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Alain Ronzano, Fixed prices: The French Competition Authority sanctions a manufacturer of sunglasses and eyeglass frames for a practice of prescribed prices and for a practice of prohibiting online sales (Luxottica), 22 July 2021, Concurrences N° 3-2021, Art. N° 101783, www.concurrences.com

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