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Tetra Pak accept the fine of RMB660 million

Tetra Pak Accept the Fine of RMB660 million


Tetra Pak originated in Sweden, was established in 1951, is a global provider of liquid food packaging equipment, technical services, packaging materials, as well as liquid food production enterprises to provide production line design of large multinational groups,owned 23,000 employees in more than 85 countries.

On November 16, 2016,the  China  Administration for Industry and Commerce released on its official website of the “General Administration of Industry and Commerce in accordance with the law on the abuse of market dominance of Tetra Pak to make administrative punishment.”

The notice states that the parties involved in the case include six Tetra Pak enterprises. Tetra Pak International Co., Ltd. registered in Switzerland, as the operating headquarters, responsible for the management of the Group’s global business operations; Tetra Pak China Co., Ltd. registered in Hong Kong, others include Tetra Pak Packaging (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. , Tetra Pak Packaging (Beijing) Co., Ltd., Tetra Pak Packaging (Foshan) Co., Ltd., Tetra Pak Packaging (Hohhot) Co., Ltd. ,mainly engaged in the Chinese mainland market liquid food paper-based aseptic packaging equipment and technical services, packaging materials production and sales-related business.

“According to the report, SAIC conducted a case investigation on Tetra Pak’s alleged monopoly in January 2012. During the period, the SAIC adopted the investigation measures such as on-site inspection, market survey and inquiry investigation, The parties concerned and related companies to retrieve the documentary evidence and electronic data, the cases involved in the professional and technical, economic, legal and other issues in-depth research and expert demonstration and expert consultation, and several communication in person, Tetra Pak also conducted a full Of the statement.

According to the survey, SAIC concluded that “during the period of 2009-2013, Tetra Pak’s  liquid food paper-based sterile packaging equipment (equipment), paper-based aseptic packaging technical services (referred to as Technical services), paper-based aseptic packaging materials (referred to as packaging materials) three markets, have a dominant market position .In 2009-2013 period, Tetra Pak ask customers to use their packaging material,while using their equipments. Restricting suppliers of raw-material paper, in order to prevent suppliers of raw-material paper from providing their competitors with the dominant position in the market; with its dominant position in the packaging material market, the implementation of the cumulative sales volume discounts and individual purchase targets such as the exclusion of discounts, restricting competition loyalty discounts, hinder the fair competition in the packaging material market.

(4), (5) and (7) of Paragraph 1 of Article 17 of the Act, which are in violation of the relevant provisions of the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China, as stipulated by the SAIC, Does not justify the tying of transactions and other acts of abuse of market dominance. In accordance with the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China, SAIC has ordered Tetra Pak to stop illegal activities, including offer materials without proper reasons when providing equipment and technical services, restricting raw materials suppliers to offer third parties Cattle bottom coating solution package white cardboard, Also can not develop and implemented to exclude and limit competition in the market loyalty package material discount; Totally fined RMB667724176.88.

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