The Office for the Protection of Competition has closed the administrative proceedings with Volvo Group Czech Republic, s.r.o. regarding possible abuse of a dominant position after the company had submitted commitments with the aim to adjust the discounts granted to independent repairers for the purchase of original spare parts for Renault Trucks.
On the basis of preliminary findings, the Office was concerned that the amount of the discounts set by Volvo to certain independent repairers, in particular those who were its authorized partners until the end of 2014, could reduce the competitiveness of these independent repairers, and thus limit their activity.
The party to the proceedings cooperated with the Office during the administrative proceeding and subsequently proposed commitments to eliminate the Office's concerns and to effectively resolve the situation. The Authority concluded that the proposed commitments improve the competitiveness of independent repairers in the market and are therefore sufficient. Subsequently, the Office closed the administrative proceeding, the decision is already in force.