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Competition: Posten Norge decision upheld by the EFTA Court



Today, the EFTA Court dismissed an action brought by Posten Norge against an EFTA Surveillance Authority decision of July 2010.

In its decision, the Authority imposed a fine of EUR 12,89 million on Posten Norge AS for abusing its dominant position in the business-to-consumer parcel delivery market in Norway between 2000 and 2006.

In its judgement, the Court adjusted the fine to EUR 11,112 million, which now will have to be paid to the Authority.

I am pleased to see this case being brought to an end. It is essential that dominant companies respect the competition rules of the EEA Agreement. Effective competition brings about better products and lower prices to the benefit of consumers,”Ms Oda Helen Sletnes, president of the Authority, said.

Fines paid to the Authority in competition cases are disbursed to the three EEA EFTA States within 30 days in proportion to their contributions to the Authority's budget. This means that 89% of the fine is disbursed to Norway, 9% to Iceland and 2% to Liechtenstein.

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Mr. Trygve Mellvang-Berg,
Press & Information Officer
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 66
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