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Denmark: ”Distributor of white goods pays fine in settlement for resale price maintenance and prevention of parallel imports and passive sales”

23. juli 2014

On 10 July, 2014, the company Witt Hvidevarer (a Danish distributor of white goods) 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.

The infringements concerned the imposing of resale price maintenance to some of the company’s dealers and the prevention of parallel imports and passive sales.

Witt Hvidevarer accepted to pay a fine of DKK 1.1 million (€ 147.500) and two persons from the management each accepted to pay fines of DKK 20.000 (€ 2.700).

The infringements took place for a period of approximately one year. Part of the prevention of parallel imports involved contacts to companies similar to Witt Hvidevarer in other countries.

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

Last updated: 23. juli 2014