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歐盟委員會:百威英博濫用市場支配地位

時間:2017-12-1 20:55:44

    【中國國際啤酒網】2017年11月30日,歐盟委員會發布新聞稱,其已向全球領先的啤酒釀造商百威英博發出異議聲明(Statementof Objections),認為百威英博濫用其在比利時啤酒市場上的支配地位,阻止更低價的Jupiler和Leffe啤酒從荷蘭和法國進入到比利時市場。歐盟委員會負責競爭政策的委員Margrethe Vestager稱:“比利時消費者可能需要為他們最青睞的啤酒支付更高的價格。我們初步認為百威英博可能曾有意地阻止來自荷蘭和法國的更低價啤酒進入比利時消費者的視線。這些行為將使得消費者無法享受歐盟統一市場的益處(如,商品的選擇和低價),違反歐盟競爭法規。百威英博現在有機會就我們的顧慮作出回應!保ū疚脑醋詺W盟委員會官網)
    The European Commission has informed AB InBev of its preliminary view that the company has abused its dominant position on the Belgian beer market, by hindering cheaper imports of its Jupiler and Leffe beers from the Netherlands and France into Belgium.
    Effective competition is important for European consumers to reap all the benefits of the internal market. This case is an example of the Commission's effort to ensure effective competition along all levels of the value chain from farmers, producers, distributors to consumers.
    Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner in charge of competition policy, said: "Belgian consumers may have had to pay more for their favourite beers. Our preliminary finding is that AB InBev may have deliberately prevented cheaper beer imports out of France and the Netherlands from reaching consumers in Belgium. Such practices would breach EU competition rules, because they deny consumers the benefits of the EU Single Market – choice and lower prices. AB InBev now has the opportunity to respond to our concerns."
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (AB InBev) is the world's biggest beer brewer, with a very strong position on the Belgian beer market. Its most popular beer brands in Belgium are Jupiler and Leffe. AB InBev also sells these two brands in the Netherlands and France. The Commission's investigation has shown that in these two countries AB InBev sells Jupiler and Leffe at lower prices than in Belgium due to the increased competition it faces there.
    The Commission's preliminary view, outlined in its Statement of Objections, is that AB InBev is dominant on the Belgian beer market. It alleges that AB InBev has abused this dominant market position by pursuing a deliberate strategy to prevent supermarkets and wholesalers from buying Jupiler and Leffe at lower prices in the Netherlands and France, and from importing them into Belgium.
    In particular, the Commission is concerned with a number of AB InBev business practices, which have been in place since at least 2009. These include:
    AB InBev changed the packaging of Jupiler and Leffe beer cans in the Netherlands and France to make it harder to sell them in Belgium: for example, it removed French text from its cans in the Netherlands, and Dutch text from its cans in France, to prevent their sale in the French and Dutch speaking parts of Belgium, respectively;
    AB InBev limited access of Dutch retailers to key products and promotions, in order to prevent them from bringing less expensive beer products to Belgium: for example, it did not sell and/or limited the quantity ofcertain products sold to Dutch retailers and restricted the availability of certain promotions, if there was a chance that the Dutch retailers could import the products into Belgium.
    The Commission's preliminary view is that these practices have created anti-competitive obstacles to trade and partitioned the EU's Single Market along national borders. If confirmed, this would infringe Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) that prohibits the abuse of a dominant market position.
    The sending of a Statement of Objections does not prejudge the outcome of the investigation.

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