The EU Commission closes investigation against Danish windows manufacturer addressing the issue of rebates (Velux)

"The Velux case – an in-depth look at rebates and more"*I. Introduction “The Polish window manufacturer, Fakro, which claims to be the world’s second largest producer of roof windows, alleges it has been squeezed out of certain European markets by Danish rival Velux. The Polish group claims its Danish rival used rebates and other commercial tactics to stop retailers stocking its products. It maintains that it has been unable to build a viable distribution system in some of the main European markets as a result – including the likes of France, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. This, it says, has kept its market share in Western Europe at about 5 per cent, compared with around 17 per cent globally” (Financial Times, 6 July 2008). In April 2007, the Commission opened an ex-officio case

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  • DG COMP (Brussels)
  • The Brattle Group (Brussels)

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Svend Albaek, Adina Claici, The EU Commission closes investigation against Danish windows manufacturer addressing the issue of rebates (Velux), 1er avril 2007, e-Competitions April 2007, Art. N° 35036

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