ALERTE : ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICE - DISTRIBUTION - VERTICAL CARTEL - HORIZONTAL CARTEL - PRICE-FIXING AGREEMENT - LIABILITY OF THE PARENT COMPANY - FINE

Price-fixing: The French Competition Authority sanction several companies involved in one horizontal cartel and two vertical cartels in the sector of liquid fuel boilers (PVG et al.)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On July 21, 2016, the French Competition Authority issued a decision n° 16-D-17 under the terms of which it sanctions, for a total amount of EUR 9 million, three cartels in the mobile liquid-fuel-fired heating appliance sector in France. A first horizontal agreement between the only two suppliers - importing wholesalers - of these heaters, all manufactured in Southeast Asia, PVG France and Ligne Plus, took place from March 2005 to September 2008. It was based, firstly, on consultation on selling prices on the wholesale market and on the public resale prices of low-price appliances, and, secondly, on the allocation between these two suppliers of

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Alain Ronzano, Price-fixing: The French Competition Authority sanction several companies involved in one horizontal cartel and two vertical cartels in the sector of liquid fuel boilers (PVG et al.), 21 July 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82170, www.concurrences.com

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