CASE COMMENTS: EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW – POLYNESIA – DOMINANT POSITION – DEFINITION OF THE RELEVANT MARKET – EXCESSIVE PRICE

French Polynesia: The Polynesian Competition Authority imposes a €2 Million fine (FCP 235 Million) to a distributor for imposing a discriminatory and excessive pricing on his beverage suppliers for the provision of refrigerated exposure (Wane)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Beverage suppliers complained about the new financial conditions adopted by the Wane group from 2015 to be remunerated for the installation of beverages in its refrigerated cabinets. The monthly billing per door was significantly higher than in the past. The Wane group, which had several outlets and belonged to a diversified group, disputed that it had a dominant position on the supply market and claimed that it offered a service to suppliers which was detachable from supply, on which it did not have a dominant position. The decision adopted on 22 August 2019, after just over three years of investigation, is significant in more than one way: it decides on

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Jean-Louis Fourgoux, French Polynesia: The Polynesian Competition Authority imposes a €2 Million fine (FCP 235 Million) to a distributor for imposing a discriminatory and excessive pricing on his beverage suppliers for the provision of refrigerated exposure (Wane), 22 August 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92411, pp. 198-201

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