CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – SINGLE, COMPLEX AND CONTINUOUS INFRACTION – TRANSACTION

Transaction: The French Competition Authority fines various anticompetitive practices (non-aggression pact, distribution costs agreement) carried out by several companies and their professional federation (Distribution of veterinary medicinal products)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Following an investigation and seizure operations carried out by the DIRECCTE of Aquitaine, the Authority sanctioned on 26 July three anti-competitive practices in the veterinary medicine distribution sector, consisting partly of two bilateral customer allocation agreements between the three largest French wholesaler-distributors (Coveto, Alcyon and Centravet), and secondly in a price-fixing cartel involving almost all the wholesaler-distributors active on the French market under the aegis of the Fédération de la distribution du médicament vétérinaire (FDMV). The two bilateral agreements respectively involved Alcyon (the leader in the wholesale

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Michel Debroux, Transaction: The French Competition Authority fines various anticompetitive practices (non-aggression pact, distribution costs agreement) carried out by several companies and their professional federation (Distribution of veterinary medicinal products), 26 July 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88165, pp. 111-112

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