CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - ROAD TRANSPORT - DIGITAL PLATFORM - BOYCOTT - SINGLE AND CONTINUOUS INFRINGEMENT

Boycott: The French Competition Authority sanctions several players in the road haulage industry for having implemented boycott practices aimed at hindering the development of new transport management optimisation services (H2P / B2PWeb)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The boycott decided and implemented by "dear colleagues", against digital start-ups that disrupt the habits of well "organised" markets, is rarely a good idea and has only a slim chance of finding favour in the eyes of the competition authorities. This could be, briefly, the lesson of the decision adopted on September 9, 2021 by the Competition Authority, which has just sanctioned a freight exchange and several groups of carriers and professional unions. Fearing the "uberisation" of several aspects of the road haulage profession, the sanctioned entities have implemented, according to the Authority, various measures resembling a formal boycott. However,

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Michel Debroux, Boycott: The French Competition Authority sanctions several players in the road haulage industry for having implemented boycott practices aimed at hindering the development of new transport management optimisation services (H2P / B2PWeb), 9 September 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 103358, pp. 73-74

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