CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRENCH POLYNESIA – DISCRIMINATORY PRICES – EXCESSIVE PRICES

Excessive prices: The Polynesian Competition Authority sanctions a company for having imposed excessive prices on its suppliers (Wane)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By a decision of 22 August 2019, the Polynesian Competition Authority (the 'Polynesian Authority') fined the Wane Group approximately EUR 2 million (235 million Pacific Francs) for abusing its dominant position by imposing excessive prices on its suppliers in order to allow them to benefit from a refrigeration service for their drinks in its stores. The Wane group is active in the mass retail sector in French Polynesia under the Carrefour, Champion and Easy Market banners. It also has a hotel business and a food-processing business. As a preliminary matter, it should be noted that the Polynesian Authority has set aside the procedural objections raised by

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Anne Wachsmann, Nicolas Zacharie, Excessive prices: The Polynesian Competition Authority sanctions a company for having imposed excessive prices on its suppliers (Wane), 22 August 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92311, pp. 102-104

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