The Italian Competition Authority fines the postal incumbent for foreclosing competitors from the markets for added value postal services (Poste Italiane)

Introduction The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) imposed a euros 39.377.489,00 fine on Poste Italiane (PI), the Italian incumbent post operator, for breaching Article 102 TFEU [1]. PI abused its dominant position by engaging into a number of exclusionary practices against its competitor, TNT Post Italia (TNT). The facts of the case and the decision TNT had made considerable investments to develop the innovative "Formula Certa" product with which it entered the open to competition market for the services of ‘guaranteed date and time’ delivery. TNT also entered the free market for messenger notification services. PI hold a concession for the provision of universal

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  • Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority fines the postal incumbent for foreclosing competitors from the markets for added value postal services (Poste Italiane), 14 décembre 2011, e-Competitions December 2011, Art. N° 42466

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