CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES – EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE – POST SECTOR - EXCLUSIONARY ABUSES – APPRAISAL OF EFFECTS – AS EFFICIENT COMPETITOR – OBJECTIVE JUSTIFICATION – EFFICIENCIES

Exclusionary abuses - Efficiencies: The EFTA Court rejects appeal against the Posten Norge decision fining Norwegian Post 12 million EUR for having forclosed access to the market for B-to-C parcel delivery (Posten Norge)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. EFTA Court, 18 April 2012, Posten Norge v EFTA Authority, case E-15/10 (see also, "Procedures" column, ConcurrencesNo. 3-2012 p. 193, obs. Fr. Cardonnel) While judgments of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court (currently including Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein) are rare (11 in 2011), the judgments of this court on abuse of a dominant position are extremely rare. The ruling handed down on 18 April 2012 in the Posten Norge case is only the second since the creation of the Court in 1992 (the first was handed down on 17 January 2006 in the HOB-vín v. Iceland case, E-4/05, EFTA ECR p. 4). In the present case, the Court upholds an EFTA Authority

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Exclusionary abuses - Efficiencies: The EFTA Court rejects appeal against the Posten Norge decision fining Norwegian Post 12 million EUR for having forclosed access to the market for B-to-C parcel delivery (Posten Norge), 18 April 2012, Concurrences N° 4-2012, Art. N° 49408, pp. 74-78

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