*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Competition Authority, informed of the disputed practices by the DGCCRF, which provided it with evidence, sanctioned two cartels between household appliance manufacturers. The practice led to cost increases borne by distributors and kitchen manufacturers. The extent of the additional costs paid by them and the degree of the impact on the final consumer have not been precisely assessed. It must be said that, as the Authority points out, the sector was faced with a particular context, from which it follows that collusion prevented price reductions rather than caused price increases. Agreement on Recommended Resale Prices First, the Authority sanctions a
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