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Price discrimination under UK competition policy law

Martin Howe

Price discrimination under UK competition policy law

by Martin Howe

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Published by European Study Conferences Limited .
Written in English


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Statementby Martin Howe.
SeriesA989/EIF
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Open LibraryOL21318490M

In the UK, certain competition rules apply. Anti-competitive behaviour which may affect trade within the UK is specifically prohibited by the Competition Act and the Enterprise Act Where the effect of anti-competitive behaviour extends to other EU member states, it . PRICEDISCRIMINATION thanone? Atanypricewheretheelasticityislessthanone,apriceincreaseis ndiseverywhereinelastic,thefirmalwayswantsahigherprice.

  The discussion reviews, among other things, the treatment of geographic price discrimination and exclusionary abuse, by which out-of-state competitors are affected. 'Market separation' cases are treated in the book as a case study for appraising the interface between competition and the Internal Market. See generally M. Howe, ‘Policies towards Market Power and Price Discrimination in the EEC and UK’, in Kenneth D. George and Caroline Joll (eds), Competition Policy in the UK and the EEC (London: Cambridge University Press, ). Google Scholar.

Price discrimination is the practice of charging different persons different prices for the same goods or services. Price discrimination is made illegal under the Sherman Antitrust Act. 15 U.S.C. §2, the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. §13, and by the Robinson-Patman Act, 15 U.S.C. §§b, 21a, when engaged in for the purpose of lessening competition, such as tying the lower prices to the. Buy Competition law / Antitrust law books from today. Find our best selection and offers online, with FREE Click & Collect or UK delivery.


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Price discrimination under UK competition policy law by Martin Howe Download PDF EPUB FB2

2 PRICE DISCRIMINATION UNDER EC COMPETITION LAW: THE NEED FOR A CASE-BY-CASE APPROACH Damien Geradin* and Nicolas Petit** I. Introduction Price discrimination is one of the most complex areas of EC competition law.1 There are several reasons for Size: KB.

Abstract. Price discrimination is one of the most complex areas of EC competition law. There are several reasons for this. First, the concept of price discrimination covers many different practices (discounts and rebates, tying, selective price cuts, discriminatory input prices set by vertically-integrated operators, etc.) whose objectives and effects on competition significantly by: 7.

Price discrimination is a microeconomic pricing strategy where identical or largely similar goods or services are transacted at different prices by the same provider in different markets. Price discrimination is distinguished from product differentiation by the more substantial difference in production cost for the differently priced products involved in the latter strategy.

Price discrimination is common in many different types of markets and it usually reflects the competitive behaviour that competition policy seeks to promote. However, that is not always the case. In Novemberthe OECD held a roundtable to discuss how jurisdictions in which exploitative or distortionary price discrimination is an offence should respond to these developments.

The Concept of Price Discrimination under EC and UK Law. First-degree Price Discrimination. First-degree discrimination, or perfect price discrimination, occurs when a business charges the maximum possible price for each unit consumed.

The Supreme Court has ruled that price discrimination claims under the Robinson-Patman Act should be evaluated consistent with broader antitrust policies. In practice, Robinson-Patman claims must meet several specific legal tests: The Act applies to commodities, but not to.

Broadly speaking, EU/UK competition law focuses on two categories of pricing conduct: • agreements and/or concerted practices focused on price, and • pricing policies implemented by 'dominant' undertakings. Agreements and concerted practices •.

The book explains the purpose of competition policy, introduces the reader to key concepts and techniques in competition law and provides insights into the numerous different issues that arise when analysing market behaviour.

Describing the law in its economics and market context, the chapters particularly consider the competition law implications of business phenomena, including distribution. Table of treaties and conventions p. xiii Table of EU legislation p. xiv Table of statutes p.

xviii Table of statutory instruments p. xxii Table of competition commission reports p. xxv Table of OFT reports, decisions and publications p.

xxvii Table of cases p. xxviii List of abbreviations p. lxix 1 Competition policy and economics p. 1 1 Introduction p. 1 2 Overview of the Practices. The Guidelines on Vertical Restraints explain that the possible competition risks with exclusive distribution are mainly reduced intra-brand competition and market partitioning, which may facilitate price discrimination in particular.

Exclusive distribution may lead to foreclosure of other distributors and reduce competition at that level. Price discrimination As an EU national or resident you can't be charged a higher price when buying products or services in the EU just because of your nationality or country of residence.

When you buy goods online in the EU, prices may vary from country to country or across different versions of the same website, for example due to differences. Price Discrimination Under Federal Law: The Robinson-Patman Act The core provisions of the Robinson-Patman Act (15 U.S.C.

§§ 13(a)–(f)) prohibit various forms of discrimination by sellers of commodity goods. The legislative history of this Depression-era statute makes clear the intent to protect small retail grocers in competition with.

Price discrimination is common and generally legal, particularly when the costs associated with selling to downstream companies differ.

However, price discriminations can violate antitrust law when they provide an advantage for businesses that does not relate to their efficiency. Price discrimination can come in several forms. 1. as a rule of thumb, selective pricing is legal under Art. Price competition is usually perfectly lawful and beneficial.

Dominant companies must. Big Data and Personalised Price Discrimination in EU Competition Law King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 58 Pages. treatment of price discrimination and explain why these distinctions do not, in fact, support restrictions on price discrimination as a matter of competition policy.

Simple monopoly pricing v price discrimination Under United States antitrust policy it is neither. Price discrimination is when a seller sells a specific commodity or service to different buyers at different prices for reasons not concerning differences in costs. In this article, we will look at the conditions, objectives, and equilibrium under price discrimination.

Community competition law (OJ C) D.5 Commission Notice on agreements of minor importance which do not appreciably restrict competition under Article 81(1) of the Treaty establishing the European Community (de minimis) (OJ C /13, ) D.6 Commission Notice: Guidelines on the effect on trade concept contained in.

First World War, Countries began to follow the United States' lead competition policy. After World War II, the Allies, led by the United States, introduced tight regulation of cartels and monopolies. The United Kingdom introduced the Restrictive Practices Act in 7 Smith () Book 1, Chapter 7 Para.

About EU Competition Law. This book is designed as a working tool for the study and practice of European competition law. It is an enlarged and updated sixth edition of the highly practical guide to the leading cases of European competition law.

This sixth edition focuses on Article TFEU, Article TFEU and the European Merger Regulation. Price discrimination is one of the most complex areas of EC competition law. There are several reasons for this. First, the concept of price discrimination covers many different practices (discounts and rebates, tying, selective price cuts, discriminatory input prices set by vertically-integrated operators, etc.) whose objectives and effects on competition significantly differ.law or becoming a victim of others’ anti-competitive practices.

There are heavy penalties for infringements. Offenders can be fined, disqualified from being a director and, in some cases, sent to prison. Under competition law, mergers between businesses can also be prevented if they might reduce competition, and.