ALERTS: DISTRIBUTION - FRANCE - ONLINE SALES - SANCTIONS

Online distribution: The French Competition Authority sanctions a bicycle manufacturer and its importer for prohibiting their authorised distributors from selling cycles online (Trek)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Taking the view that the regulation requiring bicycle dealers to deliver fully assembled and adjusted bicycles does not allow the supplier to require its distributors to deliver the bicycles to their physical points of sale, the Authority is penalising the manufacturer of Trek brand bicycles and its importer for having prohibited their authorised distributors from selling the bicycles online. After chainsaws, high-end bikes! Nothing escapes the determination of the French Competition Authority to allow consumers to buy their consumer goods online, however dangerous or, as in this case, extremely technical they may be. By Decision No. 19-D-14 of 1 July

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  • L’actu-concurrence (Paris)

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Alain Ronzano, Online distribution: The French Competition Authority sanctions a bicycle manufacturer and its importer for prohibiting their authorised distributors from selling cycles online (Trek), 1 July 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 90977, www.concurrences.com

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