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The Antimonopoly Office suspects the undertakings in the area of dairy products of resale price maintenance

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On April 17, 2015 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, Division of Abuse of a Dominant Position and Vertical Agreements initiated the administrative proceedings in the matter of possible infringement of Article 4, par. 1 in connection with Article 4, par. 4 letter a) of the Act No. 136/2001 Coll. on Protection of Competition as amended and the Article 101, par. 1 letter a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union in its valid wording in the area of supplies and retail sale of selected dairy products.

Administrative proceedings was preceded by the inspection of several undertakings acting in this area. Following the investigation of relevant documents and materials the Office suspects the undertakings concerned (1 supplier and 7 undertakings acting in retail sale to end users) of infringement of the Act by concluding vertical agreements aimed at practice of resale price maintenance.

The fact that the Office initiated the administrative proceedings does not imply that the entities concerned have infringed the competition rules, nor does it prejudge the conclusions of the Office included in the decision.