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Miele A/S, Denmark, pays fine in settlement for resale price maintenance and prevention of parallel imports on white goods

25. juli 2013

On July 18, 2013, Miele A/S, Denmark, entered into a settlement with the Danish Public Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime for infringing section 6 of the Danish Competition Act and article 101 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union.

Miele A/S is a major player in the market for white goods. The infringements concerned the imposing of resale price maintenance to some of the company’s dealers and in at least one instance the prevention of parallel imports.

Miele A/S accepted to pay a fine of DKK 1.2 million (€ 161.000) and two persons from the management each accepted to pay fines of DKK 20.000 (€ 2.700).

For a period of one year, Miele A/S demanded that some of the company’s dealers raised their prices, when selling products to consumers. The company was also involved in preventing parallel imports, including by stopping parallel imports from a German dealer.

After carrying out a dawn raid, The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority notified the police about the infringements in 2011.