The Swedish Market Court finds that national postal operator abused its dominant position in the market for bulk mail deliveries (Bring CityMail Sweden / Posten Meddelande)

In a ruling of 8 June 2011, the Swedish Market Court prohibits the national postal operator Posten from applying a worksharing discount system on certain bulk mail deliveries. The discount system is found to have foreclosing effects, and its application constitutes an abuse of Posten‘s dominant position in the market for bulk mail deliveries contrary to Chapter 2, Section 7 of the Swedish Competition Act (“the Act”) and Article 102 TFEU. Background Posten Meddelande AB (“Posten”) and Bring CityMail Sweden AB (“CityMail”) are virtually the only competitors in the Swedish market for bulk mail deliveries. Geographically,

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Helene Andersson, The Swedish Market Court finds that national postal operator abused its dominant position in the market for bulk mail deliveries (Bring CityMail Sweden / Posten Meddelande), 8 juin 2011, e-Competitions June 2011, Art. N° 38529

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