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Zodiac Pool Care Europe fined

A fine of EUR 294,000 was imposed on Zodiac Pool Care Europe due to vertical price fixing.

At the Austrian Federal Competition Authority’s request, the Cartel Court reached the following decision (25 Kt 3/20h) on 26 June 2020:

Pursuant to § 29 subpara. 1 (a) and (d) of the Austrian Cartel Act (KartG 2005), a fine in the amount of EUR 294,000 is imposed on the respondent Zodiac Pool Care Europe for infringement of Article 101 TFEU and § 1 para. 1 KartG in relation to the vertical price fixing of resale prices with retailers and wholesalers concerning automatic pool cleaning equipment in the Austrian market during the period from March 2016 to September 2019.

The respondent did not contest the decision. The decision is final.

Economic sector concerned: pool cleaning equipment