COMPETITION COUNCIL FINES SUPPLIER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF BONE REGENERATION PRODUCTS FOR RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE

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The Competition Council found the Italian-based supplier Tecnoss Dental and its Lithuanian distributor UAB Implamedica engaged in fixing minimum resale prices of bone regeneration products used in implant dentistry. The infringement resulted in both companies receiving a total of EUR 175,500 of fines.

As established by the Council, Tecnoss Dental and Implamedica signed a contract that restricted the distributor’s ability to sell bone regeneration products to its customers (dental clinics) at a lower than pre-determined price. The restriction lasted from 2011 to 2016.

Having evaluated the seriousness and duration of the infringement, as well as the fact that Implamedica admitted the infringement, the Council imposed EUR 61,200 fine on Implamedica, while Tecnoss Dental received a fine of EUR 114,300.