The Commission of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS Russia) has recognized the official importer of Philips products guilty of coordinating the prices of smartphones of this brand from Russian Resellers. About this Agency city news “Moscow” have informed in a press-service of Antimonopoly Department.
“The FAS of Russia recognized LLC “Sangfei SES Elektroniks Rus” guilty of unlawful coordination of economic activities Resellers of smartphones Philips, which led to the establishment and maintenance of prices for smartphone Philips models: Philips S309, S307 Philips, Philips S337 sold at retail, using commercial facilities,” — said the press service.
In turn, the head of the Department for combating cartels Andrey Tenishev said that such actions of the producers increase the value of devices to users.
“Coordination of price policy of dealers leads to the fact that commodity prices, which could be lower under conditions of fair competition, are set “from above” and not reduced to the consumer. Such actions are anti-competitive and illegal,” — said Alexander Tenishev.
Earlier the Antimonopoly service carried out an unscheduled field audit in respect of the company “Sangfei CEC electronics Rus”. After analyzing the information received, the office initiated a case against Russian structures Philips on the basis of coordination of the prices for some smartphones.
The FAS Russia has repeatedly revealed violations of the Antimonopoly legislation in the markets of smartphone sales. Including service to prosecute and penalize Apple, LG and Samsung.
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