METRO Cash & Carry Created Discriminatory Conditions for Suppliers
OREANDA-NEWS. December 07, 2011. The Commission of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) found that “METRO Cash & Carry” trade network created discriminatory conditions for suppliers of fish and fish products, reported the press-centre of FAS Russia.
Such actions of the trade network violated Clause 1 Part 1 Article 13 of the Federal Law “On the Fundamental Principles of State Regulation of Trading Activities in the Russian Federation”.
The FAS Commission concluded that “METRO Cash & Carry” Ltd. fixed the fees for its services to suppliers (promoting and increasing sales of food products) depending on the contract sales, which put suppliers in discriminatory conditions. The FAS Commission issued a determination to the trade network to stop the violations.
“The case against “METRO Cash & Carry” is the first case opened by the Central FAS Office to investigate antimonopoly violations of the law on trade. It makes a precedent because we suspect that some other trade networks committed identical violations – creating discriminatory conditions by fixing the fee for marketing and similar services depending on the volume of supplied goods”, said Deputy Head of FAS Andrey Kashevarov.