CASE COMMENT: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - DIFFERENTIATED TREATMENT - OBJECTIVE JUSTIFICATION

Differentiated treatment: The French Competition Council rejects a discrimination claim thanks to objective justifications supporting differentiated treatment (NMPP)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Cons. conc. dec. no. 07-D-23 of 12 July 2007 relating to the referral to the SA Edition presse magazines 2000 relating to practices implemented by the company Nouvelles messageries de la presse parisienne NMPP In December 2000, EPM 2000, the publisher of the television magazine Télé Z, lodged a complaint with the Competition Council against the NMPPs: the NMPPs allegedly practiced discriminatory pricing conditions with regard to Télé Z, constituting an abuse of a dominant position and economic dependence. The NMPP fee schedules Pricing scales for the distribution of press titles are generally based on a basic commission (representing a percentage of the

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Anne Wachsmann, Differentiated treatment: The French Competition Council rejects a discrimination claim thanks to objective justifications supporting differentiated treatment (NMPP), 12 July 2007, Concurrences N° 4-2007, Art. N° 14470, pp. 73-74

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