Spain: The Spanish Competition Authority imposes a fine on the Spanish canine association for abusing its dominant position on the dog breed certification market by hampering the activity of rival associations and preventing judges from participating in competing events (Royal Canine Society of Spain)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC) has imposed on the kennel association Real Sociedad Canina de España (RSCE) a EUR 142,996 fine for deterring the activity of rival associations and discriminating canine judges. According to the CNMC, the conduct constitutes an abuse of dominant position in the market for international and national pedigree certification of purebred dogs, as well as in the market for judge auditing services, which took place at least from 2011 to the present day and which was prohibited under Article 2 of the Spanish Competition Law (LDC) and Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The

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Rafael Allendesalazar, Beatriz Sanchez-Ortiz, Spain: The Spanish Competition Authority imposes a fine on the Spanish canine association for abusing its dominant position on the dog breed certification market by hampering the activity of rival associations and preventing judges from participating in competing events (Royal Canine Society of Spain), 17 May 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 108367, p.214

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